Adult Education

Criminal Evidence, Murder and Forensic Science

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:


How much of what you see on television crime shows is actually true? Learn the essentials of forensic science and crime scene analysis in this ten week course. Based on the best-selling books Forensic Science: Crime Scene Analysis and How to Commit the Perfect Murder the course will introduce you to the following topics:

  • Crime Scene Recognition and Documentation
  • What a Crime Scene Investigator looks for
  • Fingerprints
  • Firearms and Explosives
  • Causes of Death and Autopsies
  • Identifying decaying bodies and skeletons
  • Poisons and Toxicology
  • DNA and Serology
  • Criminal Law Evidence
  • How to Commit the Perfect Murder

This course is perfect for crime writers, readers of detective novels, criminal law students, law enforcers or anyone interested in crime.

Starts Tues 24th Sept. 2019                 7:30 – 9:30pm


About the Tutor: David Malocco

An adaptable and responsible professional writer who studied Writing for Film and Television in New York University School of Film and Creative Writing in Oxford University.I have written and published over twenty books including two best sellers in their field; written directed and produced three feature films and one documentary and have been awarded grants for writing from the Arts Council and the Irish Film Board.

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