SEC 530 Evidence & Crime Scene Management

This course examines crime scenes and evidence in general, helping the student develop a more thorough understanding of the meaning of “crime scene” and how to assess a situation in order to proceed in a manner that protects and preserves evidence for more practiced or jurisdictional investigators.  This course also teaches the role of locating and interviewing witnesses at a crime scene and the concept of crime scene sketches for use as evidence. Students will participate in reading and writing assignments that will aid their development of analysis and evaluation skills in respect to the securing and processing of a crime scene.

This course is offered in the following Certificates:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research and describe the crime scene process and terms related to crime scenes. 

Analyze all aspects of crime-scene photography including: types of cameras, types of photographs, basic camera and film, objectives of photography and proper procedures.

Describe the responsibilities of first responders and crime scene investigators as well as the procedures associated with gathering crime scene evidence.

Understand and demonstrate the process of preserving crime scene evidence for jurisdictional investigators and the implications for the broader security environment.

Debrief a crime scene search, properly document a crime scene, and communicate the reconstruction process of a homicide or sexual assault.

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