Thinking Forensic Investigations

22nd July 2021

UKZN Extended Learning

– by Nkosingiphile Ntshangase

Forensic techniques and advances have been making a significant impact in the investigation process. The advancement of forensic technologies and software has increased the demand for better-equipped individuals to facilitate investigations. During an investigation, evidence is collected and then analysed in a laboratory or by an investigator, with results ultimately produced in court. This lengthy process can cause a delay in the justice system’s turnaround time. Time is key when a crime has been committed, and a team that can accurately facilitate the process is crucial.

The demand for equipped investigators has resulted in UKZN Extended Learning’s Certificate in Forensic Investigation Techniques programme. This twelve-day training provides insight that assists with incorporating forensic techniques into crime analysis. This, in turn, can also help identify patterns or correlate other information pertinent to the criminal activity, resulting in actionable evidence that can then be used in court. Information collected through forensic investigation is helpful in solving cases faster or identifying linkages and trends across cases. 

Delegates will gain an understanding of legal concepts, basic accounting and forensic investigations. They will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the civil and criminal trial, including the analysis of witness statements and affidavits. This programme has allowed our delegates the opportunity to be exposed to substantive, practical and ethical aspects of forensic investigation. Upon completion, delegates will have a substantial understanding of the application of basic legal concepts in their relevant work environments, forensic auditing, specialised forensic investigation techniques, rules of evidence, as well as forensic report writing. 

The upcoming intake for Certificate in Forensic Investigation Techniques is starting on the 23rd of August 2021. If you would like to secure your place or find out more information about this programme, please click here.

You can also contact us directly for more information on the programme:

Percy Sishi

T: +27 31 260 1234