sec431 | undergraduate
Principles Of Investigation
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- Explain the role of the security manager in criminal investigations and how this role intersects to official public safety related investigations.
- Assess the foundational elements of crimes.
- Evaluate methods of operation and their importance in criminal investigations.
- Analyze the characteristics of specific criminal offense investigations.
- Identify scientific methodologies involved in criminal investigations.
- Identify public and private sources of information.
Evidence Acquisition and Management
- Explain the rules and laws related to gathering, maintaining, and presenting evidence.
- Discuss techniques for recognizing physical evidence, as well as how to properly mark, photograph, measure, collect, and package physical evidence.
- Describe the chain of custody and the procedures for maintaining the integrity of evidence, as well as the legal disposal of physical evidence.
- Discuss the assessment and integration of physical evidence into the scope of the overall investigation.
- Explain the capabilities of forensic science and the types of analyses that may be conducted to enhance the value of physical evidence.
- Identify technologies that may assist with the identification and preservation of evidence.
Administrative and Personnel Investigations
- Analyze the legal and privacy issues related to administrative and personnel and security investigations.
- Discuss the importance and nature of confidentiality in conducting administrative and personnel investigations.
- Determine the reasons for conducting administrative and personnel investigations.
- Identify the various outcomes that may result from administrative and personnel investigations.
- Demonstrate research methods and intelligence-gathering techniques.
- Identify the resources available to assist in screening applicants.
- Identify the techniques for conducting pre-employment background investigations.
- Assess the importance of verification of applicant information for security clearances.
- Examine the importance and methods of investigating and documenting work-related injuries as an element of the worker's compensation claim process.
- Describe how to obtain, substantiate, and effectively document and present information from suspects, witnesses, investigative leads, and victims.
- Explain how to process a crime or incident scene for physical evidence.
- Discuss the major principles of security interviews and security interrogations.
- Identify different surveillance and listening techniques, and understand associated legal issues.
- Describe how to conduct undercover and sting operations.
- Explain how to effectively present investigative findings for court or administrative review boards.
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