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Criminal Investigation - Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Create effective written documents and make effective oral presentations.
  • Apply mathematical and analytical thinking skills necessary to appropriate processes.
  • Apply the scientific method to analyze and compare physical evidence to determine its properties and possible origin.
  • Provide detailed analyses of the criminal justice system and process including penal laws, criminal procedure and policies involved in processing offenders.
  • Identify, analyze, compare, and contrast the philosophy, functions, and roles of institutional incarceration and community based corrections.
  • Identify, analyze, compare, and contrast the philosophy, function, and roles of law enforcement in American society.
  • Demonstrate awareness of individual behavior traits and social systems by analyzing, comparing, and contrasting the distinctions between individual psychological behaviors and group sociological behaviors.  
  • Operate a digital camera appropriately in a forensic photography setting.
  • Identify, analyze, and compare various types of evidence utilized in criminal investigations.
  • Identify and utilize correct investigative interview techniques during criminal investigations.
  • Identify, analyze, and compare theories and practices of ethics and professionalism in the criminal justice arena.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for processing a crime scene and strategically planning a criminal investigation.

Criminal Investigation
Curriculum Coordinator
Liz Erickson