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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective ā€œGā€ requirement. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (ā€œGā€ credit), students must earn a grade of 70% or better.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Explore the world of forensic science and crime scene investigation. Understand the nature and importance of physical evidence in solving crimes, and how to collect and process that evidence. Learn skills and techniques used by crime scene investigators to diagram and photograph crime scenes, dust and lift fingerprints and perform gunshot residue tests. Explore careers in law enforcement and administration of justice. Note: Some field trips may take place outside of regular school hours. Participation in field trips is optional.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Public Services classes are designed to give students both the theory and hands-on experience in the skills and knowledge required in these fields. Classroom instruction may include real depictions of graphic or violent content. Some topics in the Administration of Justice and Crime Scene Investigation classes may be sensitive to high school students. Lastly, some programs require the submission of personal information, such as DOB and social security numbers, with state agencies and/or clinical internship partners due to licensing and security clearance requirements.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Administration of Justice course recommended.

 

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

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