Metropolitan State University

LAWE 210 : Procedural Studies in Law Enforcement

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice AND
CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course meets corresponding learning objectives of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. Examines the legal and procedural aspects of the investigative process in these topic areas: report writing, statutory elements, crime scene control, evidentiary rules, search and seizure, interviewing and interrogation, and constitutional limitations.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Explain the legal and procedural aspects of the investigative process.
  2. Explain roles and responsibilities with law enforcement investigations.
  3. Describe legal, procedural, ethical considerations in interrogations and interviews.
  4. Demonstrate organization and clarity in all associated investigative documents.
  5. Define key elements for effective interaction with the judicial system.
  6. Explain criminal and procedural rules of evidence.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND either CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required. Note: Must be taken concurrently with LAWE 210L.