CJS6103 Crime Scene Investigation

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

This course provides an analytical framework to evaluate evidence; students will have the opportunity to manipulate strategies that could be employed within the investigative arena while also addressing and critically assessing elements that are pertinent to appropriate measures of evidence collection. The contextual strategies associated to criminal investigations and the modality that was implemented by scholars in the past will be appraised and contrasted to measures that are utilized within the industry today to provide a comparative assessment of strategy.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The course assumes basic knowledge of the issues associated to ethical issues and integrity of preserving evidence with the opportunity for students to advance their knowledge on an analytical level by contextually assessing the dynamics within the investigative field. Students will have the knowledge to evaluate the challenges that permeate crime scene investigators while being exposed to the mission associated representing justice and equality to reveal the evidence at the scene within the court of law.

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.