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:

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

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



Assignment/course outline:

see first-day handout


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 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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