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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following one-year ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective “g” requirement.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn the importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, elements of fingerprinting, how to perform a gunshot residue test, evidence collecting and processing methods, and the use of forensic light source technology.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of effective communication and interpersonal skills, professional development, strong academic skills, problem solving, safety, and the use of technology.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Ethics and integrity
  • History of law enforcement forensics
  • Review of report writing
  • Latent print investigations
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Forensic photography
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Law enforcement forensics field work
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Additional Information
Prerequisite: successful completion of Administration of Justice course.

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