• Criminal Investigation

    (grades 10-12)

    This course introduces students to the basic functions of criminal investigation.  Students will learn terminology, investigative procedures, and an understanding of forensic evidence in the criminal justice process.   

    Units of Study

    A. Preliminary Investigation

    Scene Response

    Crime Scene

    B. Field Notes and Report Writing

    Observation and Detail

    Technical Writing

    C. Search and Seizure

    Code of Criminal Procedure

    Case Law

    D. Warrants

    Arrest

    Search

    E. Evidence 

    Collection

    Chain of Custody

    Practical Use

    F. Interview and Interrogation

    Witness Statements

    Suspect Statements

    G. Investigative Technique

    H. Suspect Profiling

    I. Case Preparation

    Submission for Prosecution

    Courtroom Testimony