Tompkins Cortland Community College

CRJU210 - Introduction to Criminal Investigation


In this course, basic principles of criminal investigation are examined. These principles include security, preservation and recording of crime scenes, crime scene search, collection, preservation and security of physical evidence, preliminary and secondary investigation processes, scientific aids to investigations such as DNA, crime causation, and modus operandi, causes of death and death scene analysis, sources of information, including informants, interviews and interrogations, note taking and report writing, and case preparation. Prerequisites: C or better grade in CRJU 105; RDNG 116 if required by placement; prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.