May 20, 2022
CRJ 141 - Criminal Investigation Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Rudiments of criminal investigation: techniques, principles, problems, sources of information and evidentiary processes.
Prerequisite: CRJ 100 or instructor approval
- Review contemporary protocols associated with basic criminal investigations.
- Define common criminal investigation terminology.
- Summarize the goals and priorities of criminal investigations.
- Give examples of possible sources of information.
- Demonstrate correct procedures for identifying, preserving and documenting a crime scene.
- Discuss the significance of commonly identified and examined physical evidence.
- Illustrate accurate field notes and sketches.
- Describe how to properly photograph a crime scene.
- Report steps taken to maintain evidence integrity for presentation in court.
- Assess the importance of writing effective reports.
- Analyze the components of a well-written report.
- Produce an accurate report.
- Establish legal principles associated with criminal investigations.
- Determine the constitutional standards relating to all stages and procedures of a criminal investigation.
- Discuss ethical considerations and potential impact on a case.
- Examine criminal investigation and legal standards for various crimes.
- Recall elements of common crimes investigated, to include crimes against persons, property, and society.
- Describe modern techniques utilized in criminal investigations and special considerations dependent upon the crime being investigated.
- Identify current challenges facing criminal investigators.
- Explain the importance of preparing for presenting cases in a court of law.
- Discuss necessary steps to adequately prepare a case for prosecution.
- Generalize considerations for appropriate testimony.
- Predict possible effects improper preparation, or unlawful testimony, could have on a case.
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