This course examines the fundamentals of criminal investigation: rules of identification, including collection, preservation and processing of physical evidence, record reports and statements; case preparation; testimony in court; basic report writing and investigative techniques relating to specific crimes such as robbery, burglary, homicide and narcotics violations are explored. Methods/services of the criminalistics laboratory are covered.
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
Weekly written assignments approx 1 page in length
Quiz over each topic section, one for each of the 15 topics
3 tests each covering approx 5 topic sections
Instructor: David A. Turpen