The only program of its kind in Ontario, the Forensic Identification graduate certificate program provides you with leading-edge forensic knowledge and skills for public and private policing. Designed for students who are interested in becoming frontline investigators, the program’s unique hands-on approach provides expert instruction utilizing the most modern criminal forensic technology within a specialized curriculum. You will study advanced fingerprint development and analysis, physical matching of footwear and tool marks, DNA and blood profiling, forensic interviewing, fraudulent document examination, rules of evidence, and trial procedure.
Training takes place in a state-of-the-art crime scene studio and forensic lab located at the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership. This innovative facility features a simulation lab for processing forensic evidence from staged crime scenes including photography, fingerprint development, advanced evidence collection techniques, and digital crime scene mapping. The centre also features four interviewing labs for practising interviewing techniques and assessing credibility. Finally, your forensic investigation skills and knowledge are put to the test in our mock courtroom.
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Counselling labs enable students to practice and videotape counselling skills in a counseling room setting. Two way mirror enables other students and faculty to observe sessions and offer feedback in a non-intrusive manner.
Our in-house court in the Centre for Justice Studies enables students to role plan and simulate real court proceedings. This offers students a greater understanding of court proceedings and the justice system.
Humber's Pod classrooms are now the prototype for a new type of classroom, trading rows of traditional desks for small tables and colourful, movable chairs grouped into “pods” around the room. Each pod is clustered around a large display screen and a whiteboard, allowing students to easily work in small groups. A smart board at the front of the room enables professors to give instructions, show videos or answer questions from the class. Plus, there are more than 20 outlets – most of them embedded in the tables.
Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment in public law enforcement such as municipal, provincial or federal police and regulatory agencies, border services, transit services, or correctional services. Graduates may wish to work as a civilian employee of a police service, a uniformed police officer as a scenes-of-crime officer, or in specialized units such as forensic identification or criminal investigations. They may also find employment in private policing as a corporate or insurance investigator.
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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.