Law Enforcement (CJE)
A comprehensive introduction to policing in the United States. Introduction into the process of policing, police behavior, organization, operations, and historical perspectives. Emphasis on describing the relationship between the police and the public and how this relationship has changed over the years. Review of the complex nature of police operations in a democracy, best policies, and practices in policing. An examination of contemporary issues in policing to include diversity, inclusion, stress, officer safety, higher education, and emerging issues.
An overview and analysis of crime prevention strategies used in the private and public sectors.
This course exposes students to the capabilities and functions of a full-service crime laboratory. Also covered is evidence selection and submission to a crime lab in accordance with established standards and legal requirements.
This course is an introduction to crime scene investigation techniques. Emphasis is placed upon recording the crime scene, collecting and preserving physical evidence, and examination of evidence. Employment of techniques available to crime scene investigators will be demonstrated.
This course covers advanced principles, theories, and applications in crime scene technology. Specialized collection procedures of weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson, gunshot residue, blood spatter and recovery of buried bodies and surface skeletons are also included. Data analysis, reporting and plan of action development is emphasized.
This course covers potential health and safety hazards encountered at a crime scene. The course will introduce proper protective techniques to minimize risk to self and others. Emergency procedures and state and federal regulations are included.
This course emphasizes the techniques involved in detection, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints from physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical methods and surfaces will be analyzed and evaluated for proper application in both theory and practice.
This course teaches the Henry modified system of fingerprint classification and prepares the student for a position as an inked fingerprint examiner.
This course includes basic crime scene photography skills including camera operation and exposure control, proficiency in relational photos and flash control for crime scene and evidentiary documentation. This course includes videography.
This course expands upon concepts, knowledge and skills taught in Crime Scene Photography 1 to include specialty light sources, darkroom techniques and procedures, filters and specialized equipment including black and white and color enlargers.
A detailed exploration of ethical issues in criminal justice. This course will examine the relationship between ethics and justice from a historical viewpoint to contemporary diverse ethical issues. Morality and the law, human behavior, and ethical decision making will be addressed.
To provide educational theory in the fundamentals of investigation, including procedures dealing with part one felony crimes; techniques of collection, preservation and transportation of evidence. Also examined are the rules of evidence.