Dec 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJA 210 - Criminal Investigation 1

3 Credit(s)

Fundamentals of criminal investigation, theory, and history; crime scene to courtroom with emphasis on techniques appropriate to specific crimes.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Define and understand of criminal investigation and the importance to contemporary society.

2. Understand the processes by which an investigator determines whether a crime has been committed.

3. Recognize the importance to develop skills relative to observing, inductive and deductive reasoning and interpersonal communication.

4. Recognize scientific resources that are available to assist in a criminal investigation.

5. Recognize specific techniques used in the investigation of crime.

6. Be acquainted with Criminal Laboratory resources available to criminal investigators.

7. Identify sources of information that will assist investigators in locating suspects and witnesses and/or provide information valuable in the solution of crime.

8. Recognize strategies and tactics that may be employed during the investigation of specific crimes.

9. Be aware of jurisdictional issues, venue and legal limitations affecting criminal investigations.

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