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CJ& 240 - Introduction to Forensic Science

5 Credits
Crime scene investigation; collection, preservation of evidence; basic investigative techniques; lead development; forensic services; locating suspects; case and trial preparation.

Course Note Previously ADM J 216.

Designed to Serve Students interested in or pursuing a career in law enforcement or corrections.
Active Date 2015-05-28

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
1. Introduction to Criminal Investigation
2. The Crime Scene
3. Crime Scene Photography
4. Sketching the Scene
5. Field Notes and Reports
6. Possible Evidence at the Scene
7. Collecting Latent Prints and Fingerprints
8. The Preliminary Investigation
9. Investigative Techniques
10. Specific Crimes
11. Review and Practical Exam

Student Learning Outcomes
Identify the elements and techniques of crime scene processing.

Know and apply the procedures for locating and lifting latent fingerprints.

Understand the purpose of an autopsy.

Explain the investigative techniques used in burglary, homicide, and auto theft.

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