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Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking

Learn about the process, practice, and thinking behind conducting a criminal investigation with this free online course.

Publisher: BCcampus OpenEd
This free online criminal investigation process course will introduce you to the processes, practices and thinking of criminal investigations. Criminal investigations are imprecise undertakings involving unpredictable, still-evolving events with incomplete information to guide the process. As there are no precise methodologies, this course will teach you about the important concepts, legal rules, and processes utilised in criminal investigations.
Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking
  • Durée

    1.5-3 Heures
  • Students

    17,090
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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In this free Criminal Investigation Process, Practices and Thinking course, learn about criminal investigation steps that are essential to maintain law and order and give justice to the victims of crimes. As there is no precise methodology this course will teach you about the important concepts, legal rules, and investigative processes that must be respected in every investigation.

The course begins by introducing you to criminal investigation procedures as a thought process and a brief history of criminal investigations. Next, you will learn about evidence: the different types and categories, along with searching, seizing of evidence and why some would be excluded in court. The course then teaches you about the investigation process and related issues such as event classification, the rules of engagement, the three main investigation errors, and the STAIR tool.

You will learn about managing witnesses, including the types of witnesses, how to measure their competence to testify, and how to go about interviewing them. You will also learn about the management of a crime scene, taking notes about the scene, protecting the integrity of the scene and the management of evidence. The course also teaches you about interviewing, questioning and interrogating suspects and how each of those processes is different from the other. Finally, you will learn about the forensic sciences involved in criminal investigations to arrest assailants or suspect, in terms of gathering evidence, analyzing crime scenes, and finding the cause of death in homicide cases. Start this course today and learn about the processes, practices and thinking behind conducting a criminal investigation.

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