Course Descriptions

CRJU 3500 - Criminal Investigation


An overview of principles, techniques, law and procedure involved in the criminal investigative process from its inception to culmination.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate general and specific knowledge of our current legal system and its terminology.
  2. Articulate their understanding of criminal investigation techniques.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of current techniques used in investigating differing crimes.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how to process a crime scene.
  • Module 1: Methods of Investigation
  • Module 2: The Investigative Report
  • Module 3: Crime Scene Procedures
  • Module 4: Fingerprints
  • Module 5: Trace Evidence and Firearms
  • Module 6: Care of Evidence
  • Module 7: Observation and Identification
  • Module 8: Interview and Interrogation

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


  • CRJU 1100
CPL Eligible