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Course Description

Fundamentals of investigation; techniques of crime scene search and recording; collection and preservation of physical evidence; modus operandi processes; sources of information; interview and interrogation, and follow-up investigation. (C-ID: AJ 140) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain the role of documentation in the criminal investigative process.
  • Recognize, identify and explain the implications of a given piece of evidence in a criminal process.
  • Identify critical ethical issues relating to criminal investigation.
  • Describe successive evolutionary stages of the criminal investigative process.
  • Identify procedures for first responders to crime scenes.
  • Describe the duties related to the basic functions of crime scene management including control, searching, evidence processing and general area investigation.
  • Identify the role of forensic examination in a criminal investigative process.
  • Compare and contrast the legalities and strategies of interview and interrogation.
  • Identify key information sources and data systems available to investigators.
  • Explain the role of the investigator in the judicial process.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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