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Crime Scene Practice Plan of Study

Crime Scene Practice: Cert Comp
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Crime Scene Practice: Cert Comp


   Certificate Courses (16 cr. to be chosen)

      CJ  1020   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The history of law enforcement; the political, sociological, and philosophic background of police functions, the courts and corrections system; constitutional problems as they relate to the police function; and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. 
      CJ  3040   Criminal Law and Procedure (CJ*/FOR) 3 cr.  This course examines the elements of criminal law, its purposes and its legal function. The course will focus on case law that relates to the laws of arrest, search and seizure, the rights and duties of officers and its citizens. Students will study the elements necessary to establish crime and criminal intent, sources of criminal law, criminal investigation procedures, criminal responsibility and general court procedures. 
      CJ  4230   Homicide Investigation 3 cr.  Study of many facets which comprise a thorough, sound, and reliable homicide investigation; inquiry into new investigative techniques as well as a review of State laws concerning homicide. Consideration of case preparation, warrant writing, arrests, arraignment, and preliminary examinations. 
      CJ  4450   Interviewing and Investigative Report Writing 3 cr.  The art of interviewing and interrogation and the comprehensive skills necessary for the integration and documentation of information that is obtained from a wide variety of sources. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      FOR 1010   Introduction to Forensic Science 4 cr.  Introduction to the theory and application of modern forensic science techniques. Fundamental science concepts applied to crime scene evidence collection and analysis. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: none. 
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