LAWE 210

Procedural Studies in Law Enforcement

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

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.

Learning outcomes


  • Explain the legal and procedural aspects of the investigative process.
  • Explain roles and responsibilities with law enforcement investigations.
  • Describe legal, procedural, ethical considerations in interrogations and interviews.
  • Demonstrate organization and clarity in all associated investigative documents.
  • Define key elements for effective interaction with the judicial system.
  • Explain criminal and procedural rules of evidence.