CRJ 256 : Criminal Investigation
Emphasis is placed on the special techniques most appropriate for particular kinds of investigations, including arson, burglary, robbery, electronic-based crime, homicide, and other crimes. Constitutional aspects of investigative procedures are discussed along with procedures for interviewing and recording statements of witnesses and suspects. Prerequisite: CRJ 101 and CRJ 113 both with a grade of C- or better. Three lecture hours per week.
1. Understand and explain the importance of ethics and ethical behavior in the achievement of justice within a diverse environment. 2. Synthesize and apply United States Supreme Court decisions regarding arrest and detention, search and seizure, interrogation, and the assistance of counsel in a professional environment. 3. Demonstrate proficiency through written communication. 4. Acquire and analyze information from a variety of academic and professional sources in a critical and scientific manner.