CRJ 241 - Criminal Investigation
Course Description: This course explores the principles of criminal investigation and use of laboratory instruments. Preparation of initial and follow-up reports are covered as an essential ingredient of the investigative function. Topics include criminal investigation roles and responsibilities from the time an officer first becomes aware that a crime has been committed until investigative efforts are completed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of CRJ 152.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the various police functions and objectives in crime scene investigations including crime scene processing and evidence collection.
- Explain the rules for crime scene investigators including the legal aspects of arrest and search and seizure in investigations.
- Describe the similarities and differences between interviews and interrogations
- List and explain the six interrogatory investigative questions included in police reports, and demonstrate techniques involved in writing and organizing effective reports
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