This course is for all of you interested in how the police work out who committed a crime. You'll learn about crime scene photography, fingerprinting, entomology and much more. The other key part of the course is to help you learn the skills needed to study independently. You will need to develop an independent research assignment on either a famous crime or criminal. You will work on this when you are not in class. When choosing a topic my suggestion is you start by thinking about favourite episodes of CSI, Bones or similar TV shows, or favourite movies, books about crimes. Often these are based on real cases. Try doing a google search with the crime type (for example “scuba diver in tree”). Alternatively you might want to look at a famous case. The Parker Hulme murder case in Christchurch in the 1950s is a very famous murder case that has heaps of cool resources available online and at the public library. The key aspect to note is that regardless of what you choose, it needs to be easy to find a range of information on.