Criminal Investigations

In a lawful society, a criminal investigator must blend integrity with a meticulous attention to detail to build an unbiased case.

Uncover the real-life techniques used by professional criminal investigators to solve a case. Review evidence to identify an initial group of suspects. Learn how to obtain the necessary warrants for search and seizure, practice strategies for criminal questioning, and narrow down the list of suspected criminals. Discover how a person’s body language can help an investigator discern the validity of a suspect’s statements as you discuss infamous criminal cases. Experience how strong evidence, sharp deduction skills, effective interview techniques, and a keen analytic eye come together to ensure justice is served.

This course meets daily for 75 minutes.

In This Course You Will

  • Trace the stages of a crime, from first response to conviction or acquittal

  • Examine the investigative techniques of police and detectives

  • Analyze evidence, such as fingerprint samples, as investigators do

  • Practice proven interrogation techniques

Required Materials

This course does not require specialized materials, however, students should have access to basic supplies such as paper, pens, and post-it notes. To take advantage of all this course has to offer, we ask that students have access to a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. A printer is recommended, but not required.