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CRJ 203 - Private Security/ Loss Prevention Investigations

3 Credits

This course will cover the process of initiating, conducting and completing an investigation within the private security field. Particular attention will focus on the role of technology within private security investigations, analyzing different types of investigations, defining the multiple components of an investigation, describing skills an investigator must possess, explaining the interviewing process of witnesses and suspects, and the obtaining of written statements. Finally, additional topics such as legal liabilities, investigator and business responsibilities, the role of law enforcement, and the future of private investigative services will be discussed.

Prerequisite: CRJ 102

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the different types of technology which can be used to assist a private security investigation.
2. Assess the necessary steps an investigator must follow to conduct and fully complete a private security investigation.
3. Differentiate between the conduct of a private security investigation and a law enforcement investigation.
4. Summarize the purpose of interviewing witnesses and suspects from a private security perspective.
5. Describe the process of obtaining written statements from witnesses and suspects from a private security perspective.
6. Contrast how the investigative process will vary in different private security investigations.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023