Criminal Investigations

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
50 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course is a component of the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. It is designed to prepare the student to respond appropriately to a crime against a person or property victim, witness, and suspect; conduct a preliminary investigation on crimes against persons and crimes against property offenses; conduct a follow-up investigation to establish a suspect’s identity and/or ascertain facts of the case; and, give testimony in different types of court proceedings. It includes classroom instruction and practical exercises.

Course Details


  • This course is open only to students admitted to the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. 
  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training, Volume 1 Author: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards And Training Commission Publisher: Xanedu


Assignment/course outline:

Course Outline

Unit 1: Crimes Against Persons

Lesson 1: Assault and Battery

Student Course Summary

Lesson 2: Stalking

Lesson 3: Child Abuse

Lesson 4: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Persons and Disabled Adults

Lesson 5: Interference with Custody, Luring and Enticing of a Child, False Imprisonment, and Kidnapping

Lesson 6: Sexual Offenses

Lesson 7: Human Trafficking

Lesson 8: Robbery

Lesson 9: Death and Homicide

Lesson 10: Missing and Endangered Persons

Lesson 11: Domestic Violence

Role-play Exercise 14: Domestic Violence

Lesson 12: Hate Crimes

Unit 2: Crimes Against Society

Lesson 1: Breach of the Peace

Lesson 2: Illicit Drugs and Vice Crimes

Unit 3: Crimes Against Property

Lesson 1: Trespassing and Burglary

Lesson 2: Criminal Mischief

Lesson 3: Theft

Lesson 4: Lost, Stolen, or Found Property

Lesson 5: Fire-Related Crimes

Unit 4: Economic Crimes

Lesson 1: White Collar Crimes


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CJK 0077V, Criminal Investigations, is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Conduct an initial investigation of crimes against persons, society, property, and economic crime. 

LAW-EN Outcome 1:  Demonstrate mastery of  Law Enforcement  knowledge and skills. 

LAW-EN Outcome 2:  Demonstrate safety skills  appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting. 

LAW-EN Outcome 3:  Apply critical thinking and  problem solving proficiency as  appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting. 

LAW-EN Outcome 4:  Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work   setting. 

LAW-EN Outcome 5:  Demonstrate leadership,  organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace. 

LAW-EN Outcome 6:  Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer.




Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Lecture
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Quizzes


College-wide policies and resources

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