2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 762 Investigation of Violent Crime

This course considers theoretical and practical issues related to violent crime investigation. As a theoretical matter, it examines the special issues associated with the investigation of violent crime, in particular the problems that arise in addressing public concern when violent crimes are unsolved and the different kinds of investigative strategies appropriate for rape as opposed to other types of violent crimes. Court materials are employed to introduce students to legal issues associated with search and seizure, interrogation of suspects, and production of bodily fluids. Students are also introduced to investigative techniques associated with homicides, serial murders, kidnapping, and activities by gangs.