How is a sense of safety and security restored after hundreds are killed in a terrorist attack? How is justice maintained after a child has been assaulted? How can the police return a car, someone's only means of making a living, when it is stolen? Daily, law enforcement officers are faced with crimes, immense and petty, that must be recorded, investigated, and solved before justice can be administered and security restored. But most thieves and assailants do not turn themselves in.
In this course, you will learn about the science of criminal investigation: how crime scenes are managed, how evidence and testimony are collected, how suspects are identified, and more. Crime labs, interrogation tactics, searches, and surveillance are all part of solving the mysteries at the heart of most crimes. Without reaching the solutions to these mysteries, law enforcement officers could never provide the level of safety and security that most people enjoy today. In this course, you will define the many different types of crimes and learn exactly how criminal investigations are conducted for each.