Academic Catalog

CJ465 Clandestine Laboratory Investigation

The investigation of clandestine labs is one of the most challenging of law enforcement. Traditional investigative techniques are used to develop information concerning the location of the lab and the identity of the operator. No other law enforcement activity relies on forensic experts as heavily as does the investigation of clandestine labs. This course explores the many people involved in identifying the clandestine lab, the proper collection and preservation of the physical evidence followed by the complete analysis of the evidentiary samples. It reveals how the information gathered is the cornerstone on which the forensic expert's opinion is based and if it is handled properly, the Court will have all the information it needs to make a fully informed decision.