CJS6000 Forensic Technology

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Johnston

Course Description:

This course provides an analytical framework to evaluate the operations of information technology within the realm of policing. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the analytical evaluation of the meaning of technology in police work for the purpose of synthesizing policy implications in the establishment of crime analysis programs that are utilized in tracking various types of crime, offender mobility, firearm transportation, and even within intelligence system planning.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course assumes basic knowledge of the issues associated to information technology applications within criminal justice agencies with the opportunity for students to advance their knowledge on an analytical level by contextually comprehending the structure of information technology in promoting and integrated service delivery. Students will have the knowledge to evaluate the challenges that permeate the process of incorporating technological advancements into the realm of criminal justice investigations as well as comprehending the advantages of such implementation and the challenges pertaining to maintenance.

Why This Course Is Important:

There have been numerous advancements within the realm of technology that have perpetrators employing devious measures to commit various types of offenses against those that innocently utilize technology for convenience. The criminal justice system incorporates the investigation of information technology into the inquiry of crime mapping patterns, data collection elements, managerial measures, as well as policy implications. This course is designed for students to ascertain the various challenges that subsist within this industry as well as exploring the theoretical applications pertaining to motive and crime causation alike.