Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0018
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0018
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (116 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Criminal Justice or Criminal Investigation
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to teach students the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining the processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying the types of crimes and offenses, and preparing for court.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze the process of criminal investigation
  • Examine types of criminal offenses
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define terms related to criminal investigation
  • Outline the history of criminal investigation
  • And explain the relationship between criminal investigation and the courtroom process

General Course Topics:

  • Criminal investigation
  • Crime scene and crime lab
  • Intelligence and surveillance
  • Search and seizure and making the arrest
  • Interviews, interrogations, and informants
  • Wrongful death
  • Robbery, assault, and related offenses
  • Sex offenses, child abuse, and neglect
  • Burglary and larceny-theft
  • Motor vehicle theft, arson, and bombings
  • Drug offenses and white-collar crime
  • Preparation for court
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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