CJ 311-01 - Sylb -W-11

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Grand Valley State University School of Criminal Justice C.J. 311 - 01 – Criminal Investigation Winter - 2011 Class Meets:  Tuesday – Thursday 4:00 Pm – 5:15 Pm Dr. Terry Fisk Office hours:  Monday 10:00am – Noon Office: 237C Phone: 331 – 2914 Other times/locations by appointment Email:   [email protected] For a successful investigation follow the advice of the King to Alice in Wonderland: Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end.   Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the criminal investigation process.  It will  begin with a general overview of the legal basis for investigations, and look at crime  scenes and investigative skills needed for successful investigative outcomes.  We will  then examine various categories of specific-intent crimes.  In addition, students will  participate in an investigative task force exercise. Course Objectives: o Develop an understanding of the historical evolution of criminal  investigations o Develop an understanding of the entire investigative process from the time a  crime is discovered/reported
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o Develop an understanding of working in a unified environment for the  investigation of a criminal event o Develop an awareness of the investigative complexities of various specific- intent crimes. Required Text:  Investigation 10 th  Edition.  McGraw-Hill:  New York, New York.  Course Requirements: It is expected that students will attend class regularly.  Reading of the assigned  material is to be completed prior to class.  In addition to the assigned chapters, you  will be expected to keep abreast of current news items regarding specific-intent  crimes and or criminal investigations. Conduct in the classroom: We are going to be discussing adult topics.  It is expected that students will conduct  themselves in a responsible, mature manner in the classroom.  Intentionally or  recklessly interfering with normal class processes will result in dismissal from the  course.  Pagers, cell phones, photo phones, PDA’s, Palm Pilots or any other similar  devices are absolutely not allowed to disturb the  class.  All such devices MUST be   switched off or to vibrate mode.       Such devices will NOT be allowed on the desk or
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