Criminal Justice Program and Certificate in Forensic Science-Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice will provide students with knowledge of the nature and causes of crime, criminal justice processes, security and law enforcement. Students will be introduced to social scientific methods and technologies and theoretical models needed for analysis and critique of the criminal justice system.

The Certificate in Forensic Science – Crime Scene Investigation program concentrates on crime scene investigation as distinguished from forensic science laboratory analysis. The crime scene investigator is oriented to field operations and the collection of evidence for laboratory evaluation. The professional practice of crime scene investigation requires an understanding of professional ethics, competency in safety protocols and laboratory procedures, knowledge of criminal law and the legal process, effective written and verbal communication skills and competency in the collection and preservation of evidence.