Crimes Against Persons

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
48 clock hours

Effective beginning:

001, 001C, 002, 003


Course Description:
This course is a component of the Florida Law Enforcement Academy. It is designed to prepare the student to respond appropriately to a crime against a person; conduct a preliminary investigation on crimes against persons; and give testimony in court proceedings. It includes classroom instruction and practical exercises.


Course Details


This course is open only to students admitted to the Florida Law Enforcement Academy.





Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

Florida Law Enforcement Academy Volume 1 © 2021 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). All rights reserved. ISBN 13: ISBN 10: Published by XanEdu Publishing, Inc.  (provided)



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Crimes Against Persons is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification.  See chart below.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Understand how to follow a basic investigative sequence that focuses on fairness in the process and the outcome
  • Understand victim’s rights and know when to provide victims of crime, domestic violence, and sexual battery with the appropriate victims’ rights brochure
  • Respond to incidents involving
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking Crimes
  • Child Abuse
  • Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult
  • Interference with Custody, Luring or Enticing of a Child, False Imprisonment, and Kidnapping
  • Missing or Missing Endangered Persons
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Human Trafficking
  • Responding to a Death
  • Robbery

Demonstrate mastery of Law Enforcement knowledge and skills.

Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

Apply critical thinking and problem-solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work 

Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace.

Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer. 



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture is the primary method of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures will come primarily from the textbook in formats that may include power point presentations, white board illustrations, videos, and web-based technologies and student discussion on specific topics.


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