Criminal Investigation and Crime Analysis

The Criminal Investigation and Crime Analysis course studies the fundamentals of investigative principles including theories of case investigation, proper crime scene management, collection and preservation of evidence, and the capabilities and limitations of forensic laboratories in analyzing evidentiary items such as serology, trace evidence and drug chemistry. Interview and interrogation strategies, use of informants, and surveillance techniques will also be studied. The emphasis of the course content is to familiarize students with proper investigative methods in relation to specific criminal offenses. Prerequisites: CRJ 100 and CRJ 112


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040