This course covers the historical and contemporary issues surrounding criminal investigation. The course represents a strong scholarly approach to the study of criminal investigation and is peppered with criminal case examples, highlights of criminal statues, and case law. This course will address the crime scene, investigative process, crimes against a person, crimes against property, vice crimes, and prosecution. It explores the historical evolution of American investigation and information gathering through contemporary evidence collection, technology, and investigative procedure. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of criminal investigation.