Academic Catalog

CJ425 Criminal Investigation I

This course explores criminal investigation including the role of the investigator, physical and testimonial evidence, and preservation and collection of evidence at crime scenes. It examines the uses of people, records and files as sources of information and the proper uses of interrogation. The course describes surveillance as a fact finding tool and the use of eye witnesses. The course concludes with a description of methods for reconstructing what happened in the context of crime and provides an in-depth discussion of the most feared social crime: homicide. Criminal Investigation I prepares you to study the more complex subject matter presented in Criminal Investigation II.