CRJ 209 - Crime Scene Management
Examines the application of the physical and biological sciences to criminal investigation. Modern technology will be detailed as it applies to crime scene management, fingerprint science and photography. Emphasis is placed on the inter-relationship between science and law enforcement. The student will have the opportunity, in a classroom equipped with laboratory materials, to demonstrate their learning with hands-on activities directly related to the contemporary crime scene. Three class hours.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103, or permission of instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the History of Forensic Science.
2. Utilize proper Forensic Science terminology.
3. Apply appropriate Forensic Science principles to Investigations.
4. Explain the “Synergistic Process” involved in Forensic Science investigations.
5. Describe crime scene investigation principles to include; reconstruction, evidence collection, preservation of evidence, photography and documentation.
6. Describe orally all aspects of a Crime Scene Forensic Investigation in preparation for court testimony.
7. Demonstrate methods of collection, processing, analysis, and evaluation of evidence.
8. Identify and discuss ethical issues regarding crime scene management.
9. Develop competence in oral and written documentation relating to crime scene management.
Course Offered Fall and Spring