2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AJS 275 - Criminal Investigations

Description: Theories of criminal investigation. Includes basic investigative techniques of crime scene procedures, case preparation, and interview techniques.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Definition and goals of investigation 
  2. Role of the investigator 
  3. Crime scene management 
  4. Physical evidence procedures 
  5. Interview techniques 
  6. Investigations of specific crimes 
  7. Investigative report writing 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define investigation and describe the goals of criminal investigation. 
  2. Explain the role of the investigator and describe the attributes of a successful investigator. 
  3. Define a crime scene and explain protecting and recording the crime scene. 
  4. Identify, collect, preserve, and transport physical evidence. 
  5. Describe the steps involved in preparing for interviews, use interview techniques, and list common interview problems. 
  6. List and describe the basic investigative steps involved in specific crimes. 
  7. Prepare and write an investigative report.