SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2023 11:13:57 AMAJ 51B Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 51BTitle:  BASIC CRIMNL INVEST  
Full Title:  Basic Criminal Investigation
Last Reviewed:11/7/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Advanced principles in major felony investigations with emphasis on physical evidence and forensic science application in preliminary investigation. Follow-up investigation and courtroom presentation.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of AJ 57 ( or AJ 54B or AJ 51A)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Advanced principles in major felony investigations. Emphasis on physical evidence & forensic science application in preliminary investigation. Follow-up investigation & courtroom testimony.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of AJ 57 ( or AJ 54B or AJ 51A)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2012
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  COURSE GOALS
 1.  Introduce the student to the role of criminalistics, and related
     roles of evidence technology in major felony investigations
     including; death, robbery, assault, rape, and burglary.
 2.  Provide the knowledge necessary to effectively and efficiently
     identify physical evidence.
 3.  Develop the proficiencies required for properly collecting
     physical evidence.
 4.  Provide knowledge of the degrees and limits of scientific
     conclusions resulting from the examination and testing of
     physical evidence.
 5.  Provide basic knowledge of the nature and physical properties
     of various categories of physical evidence and to additionally
     develop an understanding of common examination and testing
     processes used in the crime laboratory.
 6.  Provide a basic knowledge in the use of fingerprint and other
     personal identification evidence.
 7.  Provide the knowledge necessary to understand and utilize
     various investigative methods in the witness identification of
     criminal suspects.
 8.  Provide the knowledge necessary for completing a crime scene
     sketch.
 COURSE OBJECTIVES
 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of
 identifying, collecting, and preserving physical evidence through
 laboratory practical application, oral presentation, term project,
 and written examination, to the satisfaction of the instructor to
 include:  Blood, ballistics, and trace evidence.  The student will
 demonstrate in a practical exercise the procedures used in in-field
 show up.
 The student will complete a final examination practical crime scene
 exercise demonstrating the kwowledge and procedures taught during
 the course.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Death Investigation.
 2.  Blood and Investigation.
 3.  Firearms Evidence (Ballistics).
 4.  Robbery and Assault Investigation.
 5.  Methods of Identification.
 6.  Sexual Assault Investigation.
 7.  Other Areas of Physical Evidence and Related Investigations.
 8.  Crime Scene Sketch.
 9.  Fingerprint Evidence.
 A MORE DETAILED OUTLINE IS AVAILABLE IN THE DEPARTMENT.

Assignments:
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  1.  Written examination (3).
 2.  Performance tests in physical evidence labs (group exercises).
 3.  Class participation and attendance.
 4.  Written outside assignments including lab sheets, investigative
     techniques research, investigative statute, and case law
     research (homework).
 5.  Final examination - Crime Scene Practical.
 6.  Typed notebook containing lecture notes, homework, lab sheets,
     etc. Reviewed at semester's end.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 40%
Written homework, Lab reports, Essay exams, TERM NOTEBOOK
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ESSAY
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 2nd Ed.
 PHYSICAL EVIDENCE BULLETINS DIRECTORY OF SERVICE by California
 Department of Justice.

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