CRIMINAL JUSTICECODE:CRJ-113TITLE:Criminal InvestigationDIVISION:Liberal ArtsCOURSEDESCRIPTION:This course is a survey of the fundamentals of criminalinvestigation theory and history. It focuses on the evidence from the crime scene to thecourtroom with emphasis on techniques appropriate to specific crimes.CREDITS:3cr.REQUIREDMATERIALS(CHECKBOOKSTORE FORLATESTEDITION):Click on this link for the list of materials for this class.Rcbc.edu/bookstoreCOURSELEARNINGOUTCOMES:1. Assess the duties and responsibilities of a detective/officer at the scene of a crime.2. Evaluate the organizational chain of command relative to the handling of investigatorsresponsibilities including the coordination of overlapping jurisdictions.3. Identify physical evidence.4. Examine the chain of evidence process to ensure proper in-court identification.GENERALEDUCATIONOUTCOMES INTHISCOURSE:Written and OralCommunication: Communication*Students will logically and persuasively support theirpoints of view or findings.*Students will communicate meaningfully with achosen audience while demonstrating critical thought.*Students will conduct investigative research whichdemonstrates academic integrity, originality, depth ofthought, and mastery of an approved style of sourcedocumentation.
Quantitative Knowledge andSkills: Mathematics* Students will analyze data to solve problems utilizingappropriate mathematical concepts.* Students will translate quantifiable problems intomathematical terms and solve these problems usingmathematical or statistical operations.* Students will logically solve problems using theappropriate mathematical technique.Scientific Knowledge andReasoning: Science*Students will understand and employ the scientificmethod of inquiry to draw conclusions based onverifiable evidence.* Students will explain the impact of scientific theories,discoveries, or technological changes on society.*Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills intheanalysis of scientific data.Society and Human Behavior:Social Science*Students will demonstrate a general knowledge ofpolitical, social and economic concepts and systemsand their effects on society.