College of DuPage


Criminal Justice 2230: Criminal Investigation

3 Credit Hours

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The field of criminal justice is a rewarding and challenging career. Police agencies, correctional institutions, and the federal government continue to seek qualified personnel who have the educational and personal backgrounds to fill their vacancies. The College of DuPage understands the demands some professionals and students have on their lives and provides convenient online courses to assist those with other commitments. If you want to get a job in the field of criminal justice, homeland security, or just pursue a promotion in your current career, an associate degree or certificate will help prepare you.

Criminal Investigation is one of several courses offered at the College of DuPage to help you get started accomplishing your goals. In this particular course, the fundamentals of investigation; search, collection, preservation and recording at the crime scene; sources of information; physical and chemical analysis and comparison techniques; and case preparation as well as courtroom testimony.

Students who register for this course should expect to spend from 9 - 12 hours a week working on their selected reading materials, course assignments and completing online discussions.

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this online course, view the Course Summary or contact COD Online.

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