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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Detective Bureau Homicide Investigators Course

Formerly Homicide Investigators Course and Homicide Investigations
Course Category: 
Location: 

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; 421 East 26th Street New York, NY

Length: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: 70 hours (2 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: October 1976 - December 1982. Version 2: January 1984 - December 1990. Version 3: January 1991 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to provide the experienced investigator with an understanding of advanced techniques in the field of homicide investigations. Version 3: Students will be able to: identify and explain the necessary legal and forensic requirements of a homicide investigation; apply principles of homicide investigation to various types of cases; and explain the interaction of the different components of the criminal justice system regarding homicide cases.

Instruction: 

Version 1: The class focuses on comprehensive and intensive treatment of concepts and techniques in homicide investigations.Other topics include: law of homicide; typologies of homicide, such as sudden, suspicious, and violent death, sex-oriented and other felony homicides, and traumatic deaths; interaction of the components of the criminal justice system in homicide cases. Version 2 and 3: Topics include: comprehensive and intensive treatment of concepts and techniques in homicide investigations, law of homicide; typologies of homicide, such as sudden, suspicious, and violent death, sex-oriented and other felony homicides, and traumatic deaths; interaction of the components of the criminal justice system in homicide cases; medical examiners; psychological profiling; unusual homicides; contemporary issues in homicide investigations. Prerequisite: Criminal Investigation, or Basic Criminal Investigator’s Course, or an equivalent course.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Criminal Science (10/76) (10/86 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation) (5/96 revalidation) (5/01 revalidation) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation) (6/16 revalidation).

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