This course provides an introduction to methods of criminal investigation: It covers the investigative process and recent changes in the methods used in the field. The course examines the investigative methods used for the various major crime categories. It also spans activities from first responders at a crime scene to the presentation of evidence in a court of law. Topics include recording crime scene evidence, laboratory and technical services, locating witnesses, interviewing, arresting suspects, case preparation and presentation. Also included are organized crime, violence and threat assessment, and community-oriented problem-solving policy.