Metropolitan State University

LAWE 339 : Violent Crime Investigation

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Students will learn about criminal investigations and critical techniques to enhance solving cases. Student will learn how to identify the different types of violent crimes, and how to systematically investigate each type of violent crime. Students will learn how to develop a criminal profile, and gain insights to what motivates criminal behavior.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/15/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze a crime scene to determine a subject's personality and thought patterns.
  2. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  3. Develop a Psychological Profile of the offender's personality.
  4. Examine, develop and apply a systematic approach to investigating violent crimes.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information