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(CRMJ 371) Criminal Investigation and Criminology

Explores the techniques, methods, science, and system by which criminal investigations are handled and presented to the courts.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking within the context of a criminal investigation.
  2. Understand the goals of the criminal investigation process.
  3. Recognize the different methods of collecting evidence.
  4. Understand the causes for criminal behavior.
  5. Understand the methods of collecting evidence from a crime scene.
  6. Understand the court presentation of evidence.
  7. Have the ability to conduct an interview.
  8. Understand the principles guiding the conduct of interrogations.
  9. Be able to write a comprehensive case report.
  10. Understand the resources available dependent on the nature of the crime.