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Course Description

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Criminal Justice - CJ 201

Criminal Investigation

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is a study of criminal investigation techniques of surveillance, collection, recording and preservation of evidence. Students will study the analysis of evidence and use of science laboratories. This course will be conducted in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the value of accurately documenting activities.
  • Evaluate knowledge of accruing information from witnesses and suspects.
  • Analyze physical evidence retrieved from crime scenes.
  • Investigate victims, suspects, and evidence in relation to homicide investigations.
  • Summarize the mechanics of fingerprint processing.
  • Explore techniques for placing automobiles at the scene of accidents and placing the driver behind the wheel at time of impact.
  • Explore the techniques in reproducing evidence by basic photographic and casting techniques.
  • Determine sources of law and the charges that can be brought against suspects.
  • Illustrate the presentation of evidence.
  • Illustrate forensic science capabilities.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 201112306Criminal InvestONL3Wilsher C1/20/1Closed$12.00 
 201317010Criminal InvestPSTC3Champagne G22/31/0Open$12.00T  02:00 PM-04:54 PM FTC140
 201317014Criminal InvestPSTC3Champagne G17/31/0Open$12.00W  09:30 AM-12:24 PM FTC140

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday