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Areas of Study | | CRIM200 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: CRIM200
COURSE TITLE:Introduction to Criminalistics
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:180
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Emphasizes methods and procedures; crime scene protection and search; collection, preservation, and use of evidence.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Student development in the following areas:
1. Understanding the fundamentals of crime scene investigation.
2. Understanding evidence; types and collection of.
3. Familiarization with forensic science.
4. The development of proficient report writing techniques.


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
1. General background of investigative work.
2. First office on the scene duties and responsibilities.
3. Proper examination of scene--
A. Protection Methods
B. Search Methods
C. Preservation Methods
4. Proper Recording and Collection of Evidence--
A. Sketching
B. Notetaking
C. Fingerprinting
D. Specific types of evidence--
1. Blood, hair, fiber, etc.
5. Courtroom Presentation


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Saferstein. Criminalistics, Prentice Hall, 9th edition.


EVALUATION:
Written Exams
Research
Crime Analysis
Class Participation
BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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