Crime Scene Investigations   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Catalog [Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012]

CJK 0076 - Crime Scene Investigations

This course also teaches methods and skills for initially investigating a death from an unknown cause; determining if a crime occurred; conditions that determine death; definitions of rigor mortis, lividity, and decomposition; and the role of a medical examiner. The course defines and characterizes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and the situations in which an officer may encounter it. Students also learn the procedures for managing a crime scene, collecting and handling evidence, developing information, and preparing an investigation report.
Contact Hours: 24; Workforce Credits: 1.