Jun 19, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

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.
Note(s): N/A

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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