TEKS-ALIGNED COURSE

Criminal Investigations

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Criminal Investigations course introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting and courtroom presentation. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis and other types of evidence.

ico_teksmet.svg Percentage of TEKS Met 85%
ico_totallessons.svg Total Lessons 30
ico_gradelevel.svg Grade Level 10-12
ico_projact.svg Projects & Activities 203
ico_assessments.svg Assessments 115
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FEATURED EXPERTS

Daniel Jackson, JD
Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas

Gary P. Cochran
Captain (Ret.), Baytown Police Department

Kirk Bonsal
Captain, Harris County Constables Office

Steve Denton
Corporal (Ret.), Baytown Police Department

SAMPLE LESSON | Crime Scene Documentation

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.

COURSE LESSONS

  • Employability Skills
  • Teamwork in Law Enforcement - Coming Soon
  • Communication in Law Enforcement  
  • Written Reports in Law Enforcement  
  • Criminal Justice & Court Systems
  • Tactical Entry     
  • Arrest Procedure
  • Custody & Interrogation
  • Victims & Witnesses       
  • Handling Drugs in Law Enforcement  
  • Hot Topics - Alcohol Consumption       
  • Evidence Collection: Laws & Regulation
  • Crime Scene Documentation    
  • Crime Scene Sketching  
  • Evidence Collection: Procedures
  • Ethics in Forensic Science
  • Trace Evidence: Glass & Paint  
  • Trace Evidence: Hair & Fiber    
  • Death Investigations      
  • Decomposition Analysis 
  • Forensic Anthropology & Odontology  
  • Fingerprint & Impression Analysis      
  • Blood Spatter      
  • Serology, Blood & Bodily Fluids
  • Toxicology & Controlled Substances    
  • Tool Mark Analysis         
  • Ballistics  
  • Digital Forensics