The Criminology resources are aimed at Level 3 students. They cover:
Learning Outcome 1: Understand the Process of Criminal Investigations
AC1.2: Assess the usefulness of investigative techniques in criminal investigations
The resources start with a peer assessment of AC1.1 (this acts as a nice starter activity and gets students thinking about the structure of their controlled assessment).
The resources then show students how to “assess” the usefulness of investigative techniques through a class activity. The class activity consists of three case studies where students are expected to put themselves in the situation of an investigator (I printed the cases studies out on laminate and then got students to sit in groups and make posters). The students must decide what techniques would be better suited to the case at hand. This really helped my students to tackle AC1.2 with more confidence and they came out of the lesson with a clearer idea on how to actually “assess”.
I have also included an instruction booklet that students can use as guidance for their practice controlled assessment. I tend to send the booklet power point to reprographics and they staple it into a booklet format for me :). My students like this as they have a clear idea of how to set their work out.
PLASE NOTE -that the Brian Keating DNA case study activity mentioned on the power point is FREE and is available to ALL to use on the Napier Press website.