2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 751 Crime Scene Investigation

Analyzes issues related to the investigation of crime scenes. Reviews the legal rules, derived from the Fourth Amendment and the laws of evidence that investigators must master in order to maintain the legal integrity of the crime scene search and that of any evidence seized during the crime scene investigation. Examines, in depth, the scientific principles and procedures essential to thorough, effective handling of physical evidence at a crime scene investigation. Discusses specific types of evidence, including fingerprints, firearms evidence, arson evidence and DNA evidence.