Code & Name

CJ305 - Investigative Methodology in Criminal Justice

Course Description

This course is designed to study the goals and procedures of a criminal investigation from the time an investigator is summoned, all the way to case presentation in court. Several crimes and their subsequent investigations will be studied, with emphasis placed upon considerations that are uniquely indigenous to specific crimes and their investigations. Legal decisions and scientific discoveries are also explored to show how courts, science, and education have influenced the practice of investigations.