2021-2022 Catalog Updates

CJ 211 Criminal Investigation (NS or SS)

From crime scene to courtroom, this course introduces students to the types of criminal investigations, application of evidence in criminal procedure, and role of criminal investigative organizations.  Students will explore the historical context of investigations, contemporary investigative models and application of investigative techniques to common criminal acts.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Explore the historical context of criminal investigations.
  3. Describe types of criminal investigations.
  4. Identify the organizational components of criminal investigations.
  5. Examine the role of evidence in criminal investigations.
  6. Engage with sources of information in criminal investigations.
  7. Apply criminal investigative techniques to frequently occurring crimes.