Criminal Investigations (Intensive)

CJS 3550 6 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Combines the content of CJS 2000 and CJS 2001. Covers evolution of contemporary investigative techniques and investigative effectiveness and organization in crimes such as arson, sexual offenses, larceny, burglary, robbery, forgery, and homicide. Discusses available sources of information and effective interviewing and interrogation techniques. In the second half, focuses on staffing the investigation unit; information management; establishing investigative priorities; fiscal restraints; the relationship of criminal investigation to patrol and special units; and crime scene searches, including the collection, preservation, and laboratory examination of evidence. Examines special operations, such as electronic surveillance, raids, and undercover operations; affidavit construction; court preparation and testimony; and the use of scientific methods. Considers those federal laws dealing with due process and other constitutional protections.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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