Administration of Justice

Evidence Technology - CCL

Major: 
5655
Effective term: 
2016 Spring
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
19
Program Availability: 
College Specific
Description

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Evidence Technology prepares students for careers as police or civilian crime scene technicians. The program provides comprehensive instruction in crime scene photography, fingerprint classification and processing, crime scene investigation and search techniques, collection, packaging, and processing of evidence, chemical processing of evidence, and related skills such as, proper courtroom demeanor.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Requirements
Credits:19
AJS201Rules of Evidence 3
AJS213Evidence Technology/Fingerprints 3
 
AJS214Evidence Technology/Photography (3) OR
AJS241Police Photography (3) 3
 
AJS215Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3
AJS216Criminalistics: Biological Evidence 3
AJS275Criminal Investigation I 3
AJS290BNCourtroom Testimony Seminar 1
Competencies
  1. Use the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213, AJS215)
  2. Identify and explain the problems related to the preservation of evidence and the chain of evidence. (AJS213, AJS215, AJS216, AJS201, AJS275)
  3. Describe and demonstrate the basic techniques used in crime scene photography. (AJS214, AJS241)
  4. Identify and describe the types of equipment used in crime scene photography and demonstrate the appropriate use of each type. (AJS214, AJS241)
  5. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of physical evidence. (AJS215, AJS213, AJS275)
  6. Explain the reason for the exclusionary rule and describe illegally seized evidence. (AJS201)
  7. Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence. (AJS216, AJS275)
  8. Define crime scene and identify and describe the importance of protecting and documenting the crime scene. (AJS275)
  9. Conduct him/herself in an appropriate manner in the courtroom and communicate clearly and concisely with the judge and/or jury. (AJS290BN)