54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class.
Covers legal issues and a working knowledge of interview and interrogation techniques in agreement with current legal stipulations. Learn various forms of communications including verbal and nonverbal, as well as written statement analysis. Students will be instructed in appropriate interview techniques, the interviewing of victims and witnesses and interrogation techniques. Characteristics of the sociopath/psychopathic personality types will be examined. Students will also learn how to prepare for and testify in a court of law.
Prereq: Report Writing (10504905), OR active in Forensic Science degree, OR Criminal Investigator Certificate, OR enrolled in any Criminal Justice-related ITS degree.