Friday 13th April 2018: LIFS undergraduate students visited the Gangwon Provincial Police Agency. The day began with student watching a video relating to the analysis of evidence, after the video students were split into two groups.
Group one firstly visited the KCSI Science Investigation Bus, where they saw the evidence analysis room. Students were able to learn about how evidence is collected and analyzed. Students were also able to learn about how CCTV footage is analyzed and used in trials, as well as the limitations of CCTV evidence when the image quality is poor, or taken from the wrong angle.
Students also learned about Edmund Locard’s ‘exchange principle’ which states that the perpetrator of a crime will bring something into the crime scene and leave with something from it, and that both can be used as forensic evidence.
Finally students were shown tools used in cyber crime investigations, and how the police deal with phishing scams.
By visiting the Police Agency students’ were able to see firsthand how theoretical concepts can be applied to ‘real world’ situations. It also gave them a good chance to experience several careers, which they may wish to explore, after graduation.