Online Class: Crime Scene Investigation 101
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If you're interested in pursuing a career in crime scene investigation, this course will introduce you to the basics of practical crime scene investigation procedures and techniques. Covering the history of forensic investigation from the ancient Chinese culture to the phenomena known today as the "CSI-Effect" on the general population, this course explains the methods and protocol involved in the crime scene investigator's two prime directives: protect and preserve the evidence.
This course covers such topics as how to initially approach a crime scene; the importance of following proper procedure and protocol in searching, collecting, and packaging crime scene evidence; how to ensure the integrity and chain of evidence rules that will be acceptable in a court of law; how to identify and collect various forms of evidence ranging from biological fluids to weapons and firearms; and how to document a crime scene as well as explain different techniques for handling evidence.
This crime scene investigation course also offers techniques for interviewing witnesses and family members as well as understanding such terms as victimology and equivocal crime scenes. We'll also study the basics of blood spatter interpretation, wound anatomy, and how to observe a crime scene properly.
From initial arrival at a crime scene to testifying in court, this online class offers students the basics of one of the most fascinating jobs within the field of law enforcement.
- Completely Online
- 6 Months to Complete
- 24/7 Availability
- Start Anytime
- PC & Mac Compatible
- Android & iOS Friendly
- Accredited CEUs
Lesson 1: A Brief History of Forensic Investigation
- Complete: Assignment 1 - History of Forensic Investigation
- Complete Assignment: An Introduction
- Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam
Lesson 2: Crime Scene Investigation Defined
- Complete: Assignment 2 - Components of a Crime Scene Investigation
- Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam
Lesson 3: Protecting the Evidence
- Complete: Assignment 3 - Protecting a Crime Scene
- Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam
Lesson 4: Setting Crime Scene Perimeters
- Complete: Assignment 4 - Securing a Crime Scene
- Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam
Lesson 5: Dealing with Witnesses and Family Members
- Complete: Assignment 5 - Questioning Witnesses
- Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam
Lesson 6: Identifying Physical Evidence
- Complete: Assignment 6 - Physical Evidence
- Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam
Lesson 7: Types of Evidence
- Complete: Assignment 7 - Contaminating Evidence
- Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam
Lesson 8: What Does a CSI Technician Do?
- Complete: Assignment 8 - The CSI Job Market
- Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam
Lesson 9: Processing a Crime Scene
- Complete: Assignment 9 - Choosing a Search Method
- Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam
Lesson 10: Scene Documentation
- Complete: Assignment 10 - Choosing a Camera
- Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam
Lesson 11: Collecting the Evidence
- Complete: Assignment 11 - Collecting Evidence
- Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam
Lesson 12: Interpreting a Crime Scene
- Complete: Assignment 12 - Questioning Family Members
- Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam
Lesson 13: Techniques for Handling Evidence
- Lesson discussions: Crime Scene Investigation and the Media
- Complete: Assignment 13 - Crime Scene Investigation and the Media
- Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam
Lesson 14: Blood Spatter Interpretation
- Complete: Assignment 14 - Analyzing Blood Splatter
- Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam
Lesson 15: Autopsy and Wound Anatomy
- Lesson discussions: Attending an Autopsy
- Complete: Assignment 15 - Decomposition
- Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
Lesson 16: Reconstructing a Crime Scene
- Complete: Assignment 16 - Using Demonstrative Evidence
- Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam
Lesson 17: Crime Scene Kits and Equipment
- Complete: Assignment 17 - Assemble Your Crime Scene Kit
- Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam
Lesson 18: Test Your Mettle
- Lesson discussions: Is this the career for you?; Viewing an Autopsy
- Complete Assignment: Evaluating your future
- Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam
- Lesson discussions: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
- Assessment: The Final Exam
- Summarize the history of forensic investigation.
- Define Crime Scene Investigation.
- Summarize the procedures for protecting the evidence.
- Summarize the processes for setting crime scene perimeters.
- Describe the methods used when dealing with witnesses and family members.
- Describe ways to identifying physical evidence.
- Define types of evidence.
- Describe what a CSI Technician does.
- Processing a Crime Scene
- Summarize how to process and document a crime scene.
- Summarize the protocols for collecting evidence.
- Describe the techniques for handling evidence.
- Summarize how to interpret blood spatter.
- Describe crime scene kits and equipment.
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
- "Excellent intructor, good feedback, very objective and professional and hope to take another course in the future." -- Gisela I.
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