Updated August 30, 2011
- State Approval Code: 4301045500
- Semester Credit Hours: 3
- Lecture Hours per Week: 3
- Contact Hours per Semester: 48
Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum
Perspectives in the Core Curriculum
- Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.
- Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives
- To demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and problems facing modern science, including issues that touch upon ethics, values, and public policies.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- To examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures.
- To develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
- To recognize and assume one's responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society by learning to think for oneself, by engaging in public discourse, and by obtaining information through the news 4 media and other appropriate information sources about politics and public policy.
Instructional Goals and Purposes
Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.
General Course Objectives
2. Demonstrate ability to conduct proper crime scene investigations (may be accomplished with a written test over proper procedures).
3. Organize the criminal case including field notes, reports, and crime scene activities.
Specific Course Objectives
1. Explain and discuss the investigative theory. (listens, speaks)
2. Describe and discuss the collection and preservation of evidence. (listens, reads, organizes and maintains information)
3. Identify and describe the sources of information. (acquires and evaluates information)
4. Explain and discuss techniques of interview and interrogation. (problem solving)
5. Describe and discuss the uses of forensic sciences. (acquires and evaluates information)
6. Define and discuss case and trial preparation. (listens, reads, organizes and maintains information)