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CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

CCJ-1020 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3 Credits
Covers the historical and philosophical backgrounds of criminal justice agencies and examines the development of the courts, correctional agencies, and law enforcement processes. Topics include the Supreme Court, the 14th Amendment, individual rights, and requirements and opportunities in the law enforcement and correctional fields.

 

CJE-1640 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINALISTICS

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses the crime laboratory and its procedures, functions and duties. Crime scene procedures and techniques for locating, preserving and securing evidence will also be discussed. Selected laboratory techniques and procedures such as comparison and identification of tool markings, blood, hair, fibers, drugs, chemicals, photographs, firearms, ballistics and documents will be explained.

 

CJE 1642c INTRODUCTION TO CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses the basic scientific techniques used in criminal investigation with emphasis on the role of the crime scene investigator. This course will focus on such areas as recording the crime scene, collecting and preserving physical evidence, and the examination of evidence. The techniques used by the crime scene investigator to collect, protect, process, and analyze crime scene evidence will be explored
Lab Course – Lab Fees Apply

 

CJE-1645c ADVANCED CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGYv

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses advanced principals and theories in Crime Scene Technology. This course will cover specialized collection procedures for biological evidence, weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson evidence, gun shot residue, blood spatter and bodies.
Prerequisites:
CJE 1640: Introduction to Criminalistics
CJE 1642c: Introduction to Crime Scene Technology
Lab Course – Lab Fees Apply

 


CJE-2600 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

3 Credits
Covers methods of investigation, interviews, interrogation, electronic equipment, surveillance and sources of information, with an emphasis on case preparation and problems in criminal investigations.


CJE-2671c LATENT FINGERPRINT DEVELOPMENT

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses the techniques involving detection, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints from physical evidence. This course will cover mechanical and chemical methods and surfaces will be analyzed and evaluated for application in both theory and practice.
Lab Course – Lab Fees Apply

 

CJE-2672c FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses the Henry modified system of Fingerprint classification. This course will deal with all aspects of fingerprint classification, identification, and filing systems and will prepare the student to conduct inked fingerprint examinations.
Lab Course – Lab Fees Apply

 

CJE-2770c FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

3 Credits
This course explains and covers basic crime scene photography skills, including camera operation, exposure control, proficiency in relational photos, and flash control for crime scene and evidentiary documentation. The course will also cover special light sources and the use of filters, specialized equipment, digital cameras, and hand held video camera-recorders.
Lab Course – Lab Fees Apply

 

CJL-1610 COURTROOM PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses how to present physical, documentary, and scientific evidence in the courtroom. The course will cover proper dress, speaking, listening, and stress will be explained. The student will understand how to present courtroom testimony, especially in areas of scientific evidence. The course will also include how to prepare and present visual aids and exhibits collected at crime scenes. The course will include mock trial exercises.

 

CJL-2130 CRIMINAL EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURES

3 Credits
Provides an introduction to criminal procedures such as arrest, search and seizure, use of force and handling evidence. Topics include the legal use and degree of force, right of suspects and arrested persons, types of evidence, admissibility, proof and competence of evidence as related to criminal law and recent court decisions.