CJS4103 Crime Scene Investigation

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

This is a course that exposes students to the dynamics associated to criminal investigations. Realistic scenarios pertaining to the crime scene investigation arena will be explored for the purpose of recognizing the importance of the historic measures that have been employed to investigate crime and the types of analyses that should be utilized to document, collect, and preserve evidence alike.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course is intended to be both an introduction and an intensification of topics covered in other courses but with an emphasis on the purpose of collecting evidence within crime scene investigations

Why This Course Is Important:

Crime is an aspect that thrives and subsists throughout society; the nature of assessing what occurred at the scene(s) of the event, for who may be held accountable for the act(s), and even the motive associated to these types of behaviors center upon the evidence that is left at the scene. Crime scene investigations is not only a popular area of interest due to the entertainment association and working knowledge that is accredited to media exposure, or what we know as the CSI Effect, but rather for the importance of ensuring that evidence is being collected from the scene as accurately as possible. This course will provide an opportunity for students to delve into the investigative arena to address measures that are implemented to collect, preserve, and investigate evidence that is discovered at the scene of the crime.