Criminal Investigation is more and more being driven by advances in technology, provided the search and seizure techniques and investigative efforts remain within the confines of the Fourth Amendment. Still, as more and more technology is incorporated into criminal investigation efforts, technicians and investigation professionals who understand the nature of these efforts alongside the legal considerations and ramifications are in great demand by law offices, corrections agencies, companies that supply these organizations and beyond.The Criminal Investigation Professional program offers students the chance to hone their knowledge and skills in the area of criminology, the criminal mind and investigation techniques all with an eye toward criminal justice ethics and the legal system that governs these investigations. Students looking to pursue advanced degrees in criminal justice, perhaps looking toward a career as a criminal law assistant or court clerk would benefit tremendously from this set of strategically aligned courses and acquire the knowledge and skills that all criminal investigation professionals draw from every day.
The Criminal Investigation Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in investigating crimes, the individuals who commit them, and the victims who endure them. From the legal elements necessary for conviction to the investigation techniques and details required for effective prosecution, criminal investigators understand not only the nuts and bolts of a crime scene, but the legal and ethical implications of their work. Criminal investigators require a firm understanding of the law alongside the research and investigative capability to create and track down various criminal profiles including the psychology of a criminal mind and the difficulties endured by their victims.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Define terms related to criminal investigation
Outline the history of criminal investigation
Analyze the process of criminal investigation
Examine types of criminal offenses
Explain the relationship between criminal investigation and the courtroom process
Define terms related to the study of crime
Analyze the concept of criminology
Examine research and data collection methods used in criminology
Examine theories and principles of criminology
Describe the basic concepts of biological theories of criminal behavior
Distinguish between various types of crimes
Evaluate methods used to effectively deal with crimes
Analyze the relationship between drugs and crime
Assess laws and social policies that have been established to address crime in the United States
Examine the future of crime
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
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When are the course start dates?
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.