This course focuses on the fundamentals of criminal investigations, including investigative techniques relevant to particular types of crime (e.g., fingerprint/DNA collection, other scientific evidence, surveillances, eyewitness identification, interviews, interrogations, and searches) and the relevant legal and ethical considerations related to such techniques. The course reviews crime scene management and processing, including chain of custody issues and available scientific tests, with an emphasis on recording, collecting, and preserving physical evidence. Students also learn the importance of documentation and preparation for testimony at various legal proceedings. C-ID AJ-140.
Course Number: 1902