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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 220 - Basic Criminal Investigation

Credit Hours: 3

This course offers the practitioner or potential investigator instruction in the investigation process, legal issues, crime scene evidence, documentation, interviews and interrogations, special incidents and sources of information.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain legal issues relating to criminal investigations;
  • explain the advances in the use of forensic science in solving criminal activity;
  • demonstrate familiarization with the basics of latent fingerprint identification;
  • illustrate knowledge of the chain of custody of evidence;
  • provide an explanation of the legal issues relating to search and seizure;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of courtroom demeanor;
  • explain the pros and cons of electronic surveillance;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the funda­ mentals of investigation relating to such specific incidents as arson, assault, burglary, computer crime, vehicle accidents, UlN, robbery, satanic cults and white collar crime; and
  • show a thorough understanding of the investigation of who, what, when, where, how and why.

Year Round (N)