Surveys the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures and techniques. Examines crime scene, search, collecting, handling and preserving of evidence. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the investigation steps that should be followed during the investigation of crimes. Also, the methods of properly obtaining the gathering evidence so that it can be used in the solution of crimes and be admissible at the time of trial.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
C. be an effective witness in court
B. Investigative techniques
C. Specific investigations
Related topics at the discretion of the instructor