Forensic Identification

The Bachelor of Forensic Identification is offered exclusively to Forensic Identification Officers. Courses are offered by e-learning and practicums.

2017 Bachelor of Forensic Identification graduate students

Academic Advisor

Brian Donohue

Telephone: 705-675-1151 X: 4285

Email: BDonohue@laurentian.ca

Office: F-324, Science II Building

How to Apply
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Fees

Each course is approximately $700.00, which includes the $60 digital learning fee for the e-learning courses copyright charges. The practicums are the same fee.

Transfers

Advanced standing of 12 credits for the Basic Constable Training Program and 30 credits for the Forensic Identification Diploma will be awarded. Further, until the 2019 Winter Term of this agreement, Advanced Forensic Identification courses will receive 3 credits for each completed course to a maximum of 18 credits. Students with a two-year college diploma with a least a C+ will receive 12 credits and students with a three-year college degree with at least a C+ will receive 18 credits. Students with university credentials will receive up to 18 credits.

The maximum number of credits that can be granted in advanced standing is 60 credits. Students who do not have the requisite 60 credits for advanced standing but are qualified to enter the Bachelor of Forensic Identification degree can complete the credit shortfall through any recognized university level course.

Application Form and Admissions Questions

The completed application form and transcript can be mailed or electronically sent to:

Pascale Moore
Admissions Officer
Office of Admissions
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON 
P3E 2C6

E-mail: PMoore@laurentian.ca
Admission inquiries are directed to Pascale Moore at 705 675-1151 ext. 3913

The bachelor of forensic identification degree is 90 credits. Advanced standing is achieved in the following four ways. [I.e. credit for studies done in police service]

  1. Basic Constable Training or Cadet Training Program earns you advanced standing of 12 credits.

  2. Your Forensic Identification training gives you a minimum advanced standing of 30 credits.

  3. Additional Forensic Identification courses beyond your initial Forensic Identification certification can give you a maximum of 18 credits.

  4. Any college diplomas or university level courses can also count to a maximum of 18 credits.

 

NOTE: The maximum number of advanced standing credits you can receive is 60 credits. You are guaranteed a minimum of 42 credits in advanced standing for the training you have done in police services.

 

Ontario Police College Graduates

In addition to the application form, OPC graduates are to provide a transcript that includes forensic identification courses completed beyond the diploma. These could help achieve Advance Standing from the 18 credits needed for the degree beyond the 42 credits automatically received.

 

Canadian Police College Graduates

In addition to the application form, CPC graduates are to provide a letter of attestation that certifies the completion of the forensic identification training. Please assure the letter of attestation includes any forensic identification courses taken beyond the basic certification.  These count towards the 18 credits needed beyond the guaranteed credits.

 

Statement of Professional Learning in Fire Scene Management and Investigation

Admission for Fire Investigators employed by the Office of the Fire Marshal and members of the fire services who have completed the Ontario Fire College Fire Investigation basic course and are recommended by their Fire Chief.

 

Statement of Professional Learning in Fingerprint Detection and Analysis

Admission to the Bachelor of Forensic Identification Program; Any officer who has completed the diploma in forensic identification at either the Ontario Police College or the Canadian Police College can take the three courses and receive the Statement. The statement is intended to give recognition to the officers who complete the three courses in Fingerprinting.

 

Advanced standing of 12 credits for the Basic Constable Training Program and 30 credits for the Forensic Identification Diploma will be awarded. Further, for the first five years of this agreement, Advanced Forensic Identification courses will receive 3 credits for each completed course to a maximum of 18 credits. Students with a two year college diploma with a least a C+ will receive 12 credits and students with a 3 year college degree with at least a C+ will receive 18 credits. Students with university credentials will receive up to 18 credits.

 

The maximum number of credits that can be granted in advanced standing is 60 credits. Students who do not have the requisite 60 credits for advanced standing but are qualified to enter the Bachelor of Forensic Identification degree can complete the credit shortfall through any recognized university level course.

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Forensic Identification (90 credits)

42 credits of advanced standing with completion of Basic Constable Training Program (12 credits) and of the Forensic Identification Diploma (30 credits)

30 FOID credits

18 elective credits (may be FOID or any other discipline)

 

Statement of Professional Learning in Fire Scene Management and Investigation

Required courses (12 credits):

FOID 1306EL  Scientific Inquiry and Fire Scene Management
FOID 2306EL  The Law and Fire Scene Management
FOID 3036EL  Fire Scene Investigation
FOID 3136EL  Fire Scene Practicum

Note: The courses must be taken in the proper sequence.

 

Statement of Professional Learning in Fingerprint Detection and Analysis

Required Courses (9 credits):

FOID 2206EL  Detection, Development and Photography of Fingerprint Evidence

FOID 3026EL  Diagnosis, Sequential Fingerprint Processing and Photography of Crime Scenes and Exhibit

FOID 3066EL  Digital Optimization of Impression Evidence 

Note : The courses must be taken in the sequence of FOID 2206, FOID 3026 and FOID 3066

Year:

FOID-2006EL - Forensic Biology: Biological Concepts And Body Fluids FOID-2016EL - Introduction to DNA FOID-2026EL - Principles of Toxicology and Drug chemistry for forensic identification FOID-2126EL - Evidence and Ethics for the Expert Witne FOID-2206EL - Detection, Development and Photography Of Fingerprint Evidence FOID-2216EL - Forensic Aspects of Firearms and Tool Mark Evidence FOID-2216EL - Forensic Aspects of Firearms and Tool Mark Evidence FOID-2306EL - The Law and Fire Scene Management FOID-3006EL - Concepts in Human Decomposition FOID-3007EL - Forensic Recovery of Human Remains
FOID-3016EL - Forensic Applications of DNA FOID-3026EL - Diagnosis, Sequential Fingerprint Processing and Photography of Crime Scenes and Exhibits FOID-3036EL - Fire Scene Investigation FOID-3046EL - Essentials of Footwear Impression Evidence FOID-3056EL - Bullet Impact Damage Assessment Practicum FOID-3106EL - Evidence and Testimony for Forensic Officers FOID-3116EL - Directed Research for Forensic Identification FOID-3126EL - Human Skeletal Anatomy Practicum FOID-3136EL - Fire Scene Practicum FOID-3146EL - Footwear Evidence: Examination and Comparison - Practicum

Adjunct Professors

DEAN DAHLSTROM
Adjunct Professor
Department of Forensic Science

306-539-2264
Dahlstromforensics@gmail.com

BRIAN DALRYMPLE
Adjunct Professor
Department of Forensic Science

705-835-0227
BDalrymple@laurentian.ca

LESLEY HAMMER
Adjunct Professor
Department of Forensic Science

907-242-0229
hammer.forensics@gmail.com

GREG OLSON
Adjunct Professor
Department of Forensic Science

fournzx@msn.com

LEN WALKER
Adjunct Professor
Department of Forensic Science

705-677-7681
Len.Walker@ontario.ca

 

Michele Bobyn

Department of Forensic Science

Brian Donohue

Department of Forensic Science

Scott Fairgrieve

Department of Forensic Science

James Watterson

Department of Forensic Science