Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AJ 103 - Criminal Investigation (3)

  • Prerequisite or Corequisite: AJ 101

This course covers the basic principles of criminal investigation including: the human aspects of dealing with the public, case preparation, the collection and preservation of physical evidence, crime scene search, fingerprinting, casts, photographs and laboratory assistance.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AJ 103, the student will be able to:

  • Correlate the scientific and human methodologies of criminal investigation
  • Understand and identify the elements of a crime (law)
  • Compare and contrast various types of criminal investigations
  • Identify the major steps involved in organizing the investigation of a crime (case preparation and report writing)
  • Cite important legal aspects applicable to crime scene evidence collection, preservation and supplemental assistance
  • Cite important legal aspects applicable to arrest, search and seizure procedures
  • Discuss issues related to testifying in court.

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