CJ 311 Criminal Investigation
F1KK 2006 HA
White, Harry O.,, Jr.
Ph.D. Urban Studies (Administration of Justice)MPA., Organizational Behavior; M.Ed., CJ EducationBS., Administration of Justice
59 Grenier St., Bldg 1507, Room 102, Hanscom AFB, MA 0173
Monday - Thursday 1600 - 1700, Other times by appointment
August 21 - October 15, 2006
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Textbook: Bennett, Wayne W. and Karen M. Hess. 2007. Criminal Investigation 8th ed. Wadsworth Pub.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student is expected to attend class reglarly, read all assigned material, participate in class discussions, perform satisfactorily on examinations, and complete assignments in a timely manner. In addition the folllowing tasks will be included in the overall course assessment:1. Write a brief two (2) page summary of one (1) journal article concerning a criminal investigations/forensic issue of interest to you. The article must be approved, in writing, using email, or it will not be accepted. Information that must be provided for approval is: title, author, and name of journal (including the date of publication). The review must be summarized in written form and presented in a two (2) page paper. Each paper must have a cover page appropriately identifying the course name and number, date, semester, and my name. Papers are to be collated in the following manner: cover page, copy of email request and approval, the paper, citation. This means that there will be at least 5 pages to the project (6) if the email request and approval are on different pages) Papers are to be stapled in the upper left corner – no paper clips or other devices are accepted. This is not a repeat of the computer exercise but a separate written task. Each paper will identify the major concepts related to the investigative issue. Approval of paper topic is due not later than 1730, September 28, 2006. PAPERS MUST BE TURNED-IN ON OR BEFORE the due date. 2. There will be quizzes following each section as indicated in the proposed outline3. There will be a final examination that will be comprehensive and include all previous material.
Student evaluation will be based on individual performance of the following areas. Total point accumulation for this course is 400 and final grades will be assigned based on the following criteria:Article review........................................100 pointsQuizzes...................................................100 pointsFinal examination..................................200 points
A = 360 - 400; B = 320 - 359; C = 280 - 319; D = 240 - 279; F = < 240
Week 1 and 2, Aug 22 - 31, 2006
Principles Methods of investigation Nature of investigationPhases of investigationCorpus DelictiElements of the offenseReasonRepresentative approachQuiz
Legal and ethical preceptsLegal precepts governing investigationEthical considerations Quiz
Week 3, September 5 and 7, 2006
Care of evidenceEvidence kit/Marking of evidenceDescribing evidenceKnown standardsCompletion of an evidence voucherQuizPreliminary investigationSearching the crime scenePhotographySketchingQuiz
Week 4, September 12 and 14, 2006
Processing the crime sceneCrime scene sketchingCastingProcessingQuiz
Dealing with suspects/subjectsInterrogation Miranda Lie detectionInformantsQuiz Week 5 and 6, September 19 - 28, 2006
Forensic introductionFingerprinting Hairs and fibers Glass Casting QuizWeek 7, October 3 and 5, 2006
Issues related to person crimesQuiz
Week 8, October 10 and 12, 2006
Issues related to property crimesQuiz
This outlined is subject to change at the discretion of Dr. White.
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