CIF3500EN - Criminal Investigations

Course description

Comprehensive and engaging course discussing the examination of criminal investigation and the vital role that criminal evidence plays in the process.

How this course benefits students

In correlation with the School's mission and vision, lead and equip students for the purpose of preparing leaders to join God's mission of spiritually transforming people and communities by understanding the criminal justice investigation procedure.

Why this course is important

Students learn the procedures for interviewing witnesses and suspects, processing crime scenes and conducting a basic forensic examination of evidence. The course may include practice in writing up reports from crime scenes.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Criminal Investigation & Forensics
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Miron Gilbert, Professor of Criminal Investigation

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The clear meaning of “justice” is “what is right” or “what is normal” — the way things are supposed to be. The fairness of laws coupled with fair and equal treatment under the law are common biblical concerns. Throughout scripture, God is the defender.

Missionally driven

Allow the student the desire to join in with God where he is at work -- in our homes and communities -- so that we may see the spiritual transformation of people and communities in the criminal justice system..

Contextually informed

Criminal justice investigations are a requirement in the criminal justice field and knowing how to apply them to real life issues.

Interculturally focused

Create a foundational instruction on addressing racial and cultural disparity in our criminal justice system, providing resources and training tools for those in the judicial, prosecutorial, and defense agencies, as well other members of the legal professional community.

Practically minded

The practical aspect of this course helps students to engage in the works of mission in the criminal justice system because of the character and activities of God and His mission.

Experientially transformed

Opportunities for students to engage intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, or physically.