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Crime Scene Investigation

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Crime Scene Investigation is designed to develop knowledge and skills required to investigate and reconstruct crime scenes using scientific evidence and logical analysis. The program provides instruction in criminal investigation procedures, collection and preservation of physical and biological evidence, death investigation techniques, crime scene reconstruction methodology and presentation of testimony in court.

Details

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Crime Scene Investigation (CER)
Total Credits Required
16-18
Effective term
Spring 2021
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

This program replaces: CCL/5490 Crime Scene Investigation

What You'll Learn
  • Synthesize multiple sources of information to make timely assessments. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Solve problems through logical and sound reasoning. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Communicate orally, visually and in writing precisely, appropriately, and effectively to varied audiences. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Communicate in the language common to the criminal justice system. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR106)
  • Collaborate with diverse agencies, community representatives and individuals to achieve common goals. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR106)
  • Apply the principles and processes of criminal and constitutional law, criminology theory, knowledge of the functions and components of the criminal justice system, and current issues to criminal justice operations. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Utilize technology to collect, analyze and communicate data. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Practice professional standards appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Subscribe to and practice ethical behavior appropriate to the field of criminal justice. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
  • Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. (AJS213, AJS214, AJS215, AJS219, AJS216, AJS243, AJS275, AJS290BN, FOR105, FOR106)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:16-18
AJS213Evidence Technology/Fingerprints (3) OR
AJS243Crime Scene Reconstruction (3)3
 
AJS215Criminalistics: Physical Evidence (3) OR
AJS219Crime Scene Technology: Physical Evidence (3) OR
FOR105Forensic Science: Physical Evidence (4)3-4
 
AJS216Criminalistics: Biological Evidence (3) OR
FOR106Forensic Science: Biological Evidence (4)3-4
 
AJS214Evidence Technology Photography3
AJS275Criminal Investigation I3
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar1

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