CRMJ 2130 - Criminal Investigation
This course provides a detailed explanation of the process of criminal investigation beginning with the initial response by law enforcement to a crime scene and ending with the successful prosecution of the offender. The responsibilities of the first responder, evidence technician, and investigator are covered in detail. Techniques for developing suspects including proper protocols for interviewing and interrogations are explained. Protocols for identification, collection, and preservation of evidence are discussed.
Instructional Method Lecture
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CRMJ 2130 Criminal Investigation, the student will:
- Examine the duties and responsibilities of the first responding officer to a crime scene.
- Examine the duties and responsibilities of the evidence technician.
- Examine the duties and responsibilities of the investigating detective.
- Assess standard operating procedures for investigating crimes against persons and property including techniques for identifying suspects.
- Analyze proper procedure for interviews and interrogations.
- Identify types of evidence.
- Discuss proper preservation and collection strategies for different types of evidence.
- Investigate a crime scene.
- Identify the elements of successfully prosecuted criminal investigations.
Upon completion of CRMJ 2130 Criminal Investigation the student will:
PO#4 Investigate the various functions that law enforcement agencies perform.
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