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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Criminal Investigations 2. Crime Scene Management 3. Critical Incident

Location: 
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Length: 
Courses 1, 2, and 3: 50 hours.
Dates: 
Courses 1, 2, and 3: January 1999 - June 2004.*
Learner Outcomes: 
Courses 1, 2, and 3: Discuss fundamentals of criminal investigation from crime scene to court room with emphases on applied techniques in relation to specific crimes; discuss the science and procedures of investigation, the search and collection of evidence, and related fundamentals of investigation of crimes against persons and property; discuss the procedures involved in establishing a crime scene, the subsequent search and preservation of the scene, and collection of evidence; discuss how to deal with critical incidents, including hazardous materials, explosives, and nuclear and biological attack; discuss the role of the trooper in domestic violence situations and crisis intervention.
Instruction: 
Courses 1, 2, and 3: An overview of the entire field as well as a foundation of specialized investigative techniques. Topics covered include conducting effective, efficient preliminary investigation by using photography, taking notes, crime scene sketching, identifying, collecting, examining and processing physical evidence, obtaining information, developing, locating, and identifying suspects, and conducting surveillances; conducting investigations of crimes against persons, such as those involving robbery, assault, rape and other sex offenses, and homicide; conducting investigations of crimes against property, organized crime, and the illegal use and sale of dangerous drugs. Emphasis is also placed on dealing with critical incidents involving hazardous materials, explosives, and nuclear and biological attack. The ability to interact with victims of crimes, including domestic violence, and the use of available equipment to conduct effective and efficient investigations is stressed.
Credit recommendation: 
Courses 1, 2, and 3:   In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice (10/01 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Earlier versions of these courses, dating from June 1964 to December 1998, appear in the following section.

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