Prerequisite: CCJS 100 or CCJS 105. Recommended: CCJS 230. An introduction to the concepts and methodologies used by criminal investigators to prevent and suppress crime and aid in the apprehension of criminal suspects. The aim is to communicate effectively, demonstrate principles of effective investigative management, and apply scientific techniques and technology to criminal investigations. Topics include crime scene search and recording; collection and preservation of physical evidence; use of scientific aids, modus operandi, and sources of information; interview and interrogation; follow-up; and case preparation. Emphasis is on leadership and management to enhance investigative efforts.
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