Sep 27, 2023
CJ 211W - Private Security and Investigative MethodsCredits: 3
Introduces private security and investigative methods, including public record searching, surveillance, background investigations, interviewing techniques, fair credit reporting act, computer based investigations and video evidence.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Analyze the conceptual difference between private security and public law enforcement and their relationship with the criminal justice system.
- Cite the current laws regulating the private security sector.
- Understand the current opportunities in private security.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of information available to private security and public law enforcement.
- Articulate an understanding of the Miranda rights, as they apply to the private sector.
- Analyze and demonstrate an understanding of the significant role of private investigations.
- Differentiate between the following types of investigations
- Retail investigations
- Missing persons–skip-tracing
- Interviewing and interrogation
- Computer investigations
- Domestic investigations
- Background investigations
- Provide customers and employees with methods to cope with problems of assets protection.
- Understand the difference between loss prevention and crime prevention.
- Differentiate between loss probability and loss critically.
- Demonstrate the ability to produce a loss prevention survey.
- Understand the use of psychological and polygraph testing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic components of an investigation.
- Understand the initial investigation process.
- What happened?
- Where did it happen?
- When did it happen?
- Who was involved?
- Why did it happen?
- How did it happen?
- Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process while conducting an investigation.
- Define the various types of communication.
- Cite examples of non-verbal communication.
- Understand the vocabulary of investigative communication.
- Explain the differences between an interview and interrogation.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
- Document attainment of skills learned.
- Demonstrate knowledge of subject.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing and speaking.
- Analyze course contact in written form.
- Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
- Employ verbal skills of course material.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Articulate important ideas.
- Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
- Employ conventions of writing, editing, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
- Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.
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