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CMRJ101 - Evidence and Procedures

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ101 Course ID: 2523 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will provide an introduction to the collection, preservation, and basic crime scene investigations. Furthermore this course will also focus on the laws and court decisions relating to the admissibility of evidence as well as the appropriate methods of interrogation and its uses in the criminal justice process.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO1: Specify the role of the investigator.

CO2: Demonstrate the use of the Investigator’s Notebook.

CO3: Outline the steps used in preparing investigative reports.

CO4: Recognize physical evidence at the scene of a crime.

CO5: Defend the documentation, collection, preservation, and presentation of physical evidence in court.

CO6: Explain the steps an investigator must take and document for a statement to be admissible in court.

CO7: Describe the types of evidence useful in the investigation of particular crimes.

Forums

Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.

Assignment(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.

Exam(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
INTRODUCTIONS 1.00 %
INTRODUCTION 1.00 %
Forums 29.00 %
Forum Week 1 3.63 %
Forum Week 2 3.63 %
Forum Week 3 3.63 %
Forum Week 4 3.63 %
Forum Week 5 3.63 %
Forum Week 6 3.63 %
Forum Week 7 3.63 %
Forum Week 8 3.63 %
Midterm Exam 25.00 %
CMRJ101 Midterm Exam 25.00 %
Final Exam 25.00 %
CMRJ101 Final Exam 25.00 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.