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Fall 2021

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CRJ206 - Criminal Investigations: Law and Process

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies criminal investigative principles and techniques based upon rules of evidence and related appellate court decisions. Presents investigative methods, skills and procedures used in conducting major crime scene investigations. Examines the identification, collection and preservation of evidence, and case preparation for prosecution. Prerequisites: CRJ101 and CRJ110.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain the basic steps involved in a criminal investigation.
2. Describe the role of the criminal investigator in the criminal justice system.
3. Outline the methods used by criminal investigators to obtain information.
4. Demonstrate the procedures involved in processing a crime scene, including creating a crime scene sketch.
5. Analyze the investigative responses to specialized situations including crimes against persons, crimes against property or other forms of criminal activity.
6. Communicate effectively in criminal investigative situations.

Effective Term: Fall 2019