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CRJS336. Criminal Investigation

Students will examine the nature and extent of and factors related to criminal investigations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals of crime scene processing to include identification, recording, marking, and gathering substantial evidence as well as identifying and interviewing witnesses and suspects. Students will be able to conduct a mock criminal investigation designed to mimic real life crime scenes an investigator may process. Students will be able to sketch, photograph, gather evidence, fingerprint, take detailed notes and interview victims, witnesses and suspects. At the conclusion of the mock investigation, students will present their evidence obtained from their investigations in a mock criminal court trail. Prerequisites: CRJS 131, 234. Credit 3 hours.