Crime Scene Investigation

FIV153 - 48.00 Hours

Description

Proper crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and documentation are key components to any criminal investigation. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death investigations. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical application.

This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Intermediate Crime Scene Course #2106, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX's Texas Forensic Science Academy.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

Proper crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and documentation are key components to any criminal investigation. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scene investigations to death investigations. Course instruction is through lecture and case review with emphasis on practical application.

This course, which meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Intermediate Crime Scene Course #2106, is for Blinn College students participating in the Collegiate Technical Investigation Skills Program (CTISP) of TEEX's Texas Forensic Science Academy.

Prerequisites

  • Participant must apply to and be admitted into CTISP of the TEEX Texas Forensic Science Academy
  • Participant must apply to and be admitted into Blinn College
  • Successfully pass a background check

Age Requirement

  • Participant must be at least 18 years of age before the CTISP end date

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises.  To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants must attend the class in its entirety.    

Recommended

Student May Bring

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod
  • External flash
  • Camera cable release
  • Instruction manuals (camera and flash)


Course Attire/PPE

  • Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing for classroom and field exercises
  • Closed toe shoes

Topics

Crime scene searches and legality+Phases of crime scene investigation+Crime scene documentation: photography and sketching+Identification, collection and preservation of evidence+DNA evidence+Electronic evidence+Collection, classification and identification of fingerprints+Fingerprint processing+Investigative techniques for specific crime scene areas+Crime scene simulation

Suggested Audience

Collegiate students seeking technical training to prepare them for employment requiring investigative skills such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers and forensic nurses.

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)+Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Other Information

  • Course enrollment for CTISP is through Blinn College.  Please contact Robert Stanberry at (979) 209-7399 or Robert.Stanberry@blinn.edu

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

Related Courses

FIV151+FIV152+FIV154+FIV155Foundations of Forensic Photography+Forensic Photography I+Forensic Photography II+Latent Print ProcessingFoundations of Forensic Photography+Forensic Photography I+Forensic Photography II+Latent Print ProcessingFoundations of Forensic Photography+Forensic Photography I+Forensic Photography II+Latent Print Processing

Policies

TEEX Policies

Payment Information

  • CTISP tuition and fees are payable to Blinn College. For more information, contact the Blinn College Admissions Office at admissions@blinn.edu  
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