CIF4610EN - Forensic Underwater Investigations

Course description

Comprehensive and engaging course discussing the examination of investigative techniques, diving methodologies, evidence identification and location, criminal investigations, crime scenes, and other applications in water bodies.

How this course benefits students

In correlation with the 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 diving, safety, evidence protocols, criminal investigations, processing crime scenes and conducting investigations in water bodies.

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 their homes and communities - so that they may see the spiritual transformation of people and communities in the criminal justice system.

Contextually informed

Forensic underwater investigations is a requirement in the criminal justice field of evidence, methodologies, diving, and other applications where crimes interact with water bodies.

Interculturally focused

Create a foundational instruction on addressing diving science, equipment, criminal justice, and investigative techniques providing professionals with resources and training tools for those in the judicial, prosecutorial, and defense agencies, as well other members of the legal professional community to understand the connection with crime and water bodies.

Practically minded

The practical aspect of this course helps students 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.