The LPA International Forensics Institute
A School of Forensic Criminology
Criminology is the study of criminals and the crimes they commit. Forensic criminology is the application of science to law to study criminals to explain their crimes, predict it, and prevent it. Using a scientific approach, such as the scientific method, forensic criminology is focused on examining crime and the offenders who commit the acts in order to respond to investigation and legal-based questions with the expectation that those findings will be used in a court of law. Forensic criminology is the best of all worlds because it blends sociological, behavioral, and forensic science into one, well organized, mosaic of interrelated moving parts. Forensic criminology is not just about crime scene investigation, rather, it is about victim and offender characteristics, environment, culture, biology, forensic psychology, crime scene reconstruction, the sub-disciplines of forensic science, general criminal investigation, victimology, suspectology, statement analysis, the scientific method, all built upon a broad foundation of practical experience, and more.