Printed on 7/31/2021

Child Protection Investigator

20-504-12 Certificate (C) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Gain skills to aid the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and child predator cases. Learn how to collect forensic evidence of child abuse and how to interview victims and interrogate suspects. Your training will teach you the proper procedures for handling and managing child abuse, missing child or neglected child cases. These specialized skills can open up new opportunities for you.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
    10-504-110
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10504110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the applications of science in the field of crime scene management from the crime scene to the courtroom and beyond. Students will focus on the examination and reconstruction of various crime scenes with the emphasis on the identification, collection, documentation and preservation of physical evidence.

    Prereq: Active in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice plans, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; Coreq: A.C.E. 94900315; OR not pursuing a degree
  • Criminal Deviant Behavior
    10-504-126
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504126
    • Credits: 3.00

    Designed as a critical examination of the nature and extent of deviant behavior in our societies. Particular attention will be given to the causes and consequences of deviant behavior and to the social relations and processes associated with the more common forms of deviant and criminal expression within American society. In-depth study of sexual abuse of children by situational and preferential molesters. Case examples will be discussed.

  • Investigation of Child Abuse
    10-504-127
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10504127
    • Credits: 2.00

    Examines, studies and researches the different types of child abuse that exist within our society. Pivotal to this course will be the multiple causes of child abuse and identifying the dynamics of child abuse, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, child neglect, mental harm, child fatality, abducted children and Internet child exploitation. Major emphasis is on identifying the suspect or primary care provider and understanding the implementation of an effective protocol and multidisciplinary team approach that is the basis for an effective investigation of any child abuse case.

  • Forensic Application Child Abuse Investigations
    10-504-128
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10504128
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores the role of forensics and scientific crime scene investigation of child abuse cases. Emphasis is on identification and detection methods and the collection and gathering of evidence. This course also examines cybercrime and legal considerations facing law enforcement and cyber-security professionals in dealing with discovering, investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes within child abuse.

  • Juvenile Procedures
    10-504-209
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10504209
    • Credits: 3.00

    Describe the juvenile justice system; describe how juveniles in need of protection or services or delinquent are handled; identify constitutional law issues relevant to juveniles; analyze the role of law enforcement and other agencies in responding to and investigating child maltreatment; and recognize the unique investigative issues for missing children.

    Coreq: Criminal Procedures 10504208 OR enrolled in Child Protection Investigator certificate
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