CJS4410 Crime Scene Management

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

Crime Scene Management is a course that exposes students to the dynamics associated to criminal investigations and the managerial role that is expected within this vocation. Realistic scenarios pertaining to the crime scene investigation arena will be explored for the purpose of recognizing the importance of having a practical comprehension associated to the tools, practices, and policies that are mandated within this industry.

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 structure and requirements associated to crime scene management.

Why This Course Is Important:

The role of crime scene investigations is pertinent in any form of victimization with the goal centering upon the collection of evidence for the purpose of fulfilling justice. Managing a scene incorrectly can result in the direct dismissal of all evidence collected; in addition, employing unethical measures in crime scene management may skew the element of bringing justice to those that deserve it. Managing a crime scene is something that initiates when one first approaches the scene, not during, or afterwards; the temporal element of time is pertinent to establishing a strategy that is comprehensive, ethical, and controlled.