CJ185 – Criminal Investigations/Report Writing
This course will provide the student with an introduction to the theory of criminal investigation, to include the examination of crime scene procedures, case preparation, interviewing, and basic investigative techniques. It will also focus on investigating specific offenses; methods for identifying, collecting and preserving evidence; establishing elements of crimes; and connecting the suspects to the crime. Moreover, the course will outline the characteristics of good law enforcement reports and field notes. Students will learn to write clear, concise and accurate reports with an emphasis on elements of composition, sentence and paragraph construction, grammar, and punctuation. Practice in note taking and writing reports is emphasized and proficiency must be demonstrated.
8.0 Quarter Credits
This course is part of the following programs:
- Criminal Justice