CRJ 201 - Criminal Investigations
A study of the qualities of an investigation, general criminal investigative methods, procedures and techniques, and phases of investigation. Three class hours.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the role of investigations in the criminal justice process.
2. Identify skills required to successfully investigate crimes.
3. Process physical evidence at a crime scene.
4. Define physical parameters of a crime scene.
5. Document all phases of the criminal investigation process.
6. Identify solvability factors.
7. Prioritize evidence of the crime with an eye towards prosecution.
8. Evaluate elements of a crime with an eye towards prosecution
9. Identify ethical issues that are present throughout the criminal justice system.
10. Describe acceptable responses to ethical issues as they pertain to investigation.
Course Offered Fall and Spring