Introduction to Criminal Investigations

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Criminal Investigations

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject introduces students to policies and practice involved in criminal investigation. The subject will cover such issues as suspect identification, physical evidence, searches, crime scenes, rules of evidence, as well as general overviews of topical issues for criminal investigators. In addition, it will provide students with an understanding of the documents generated during criminal investigations, as well as working with others involved in the criminal justice system, such as pathologists, legal professionals, scenes of crime officers and uniformed police.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Advance understanding of the theory driving a criminal investigation in all aspects from note taking to interviewing and arrest.
    2. Apply this theory to a variety of practical situations at an advanced level.
    3. Develop critical thinking skills in relation to a variety of aspects of criminal investigation.
    4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.