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CMRJ101 - Evidence and Procedures

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ101 Course ID: 2523 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will provide an introduction to the collection, preservation, and basic crime scene investigations. Furthermore this course will also focus on the laws and court decisions relating to the admissibility of evidence as well as the appropriate methods of interrogation and its uses in the criminal justice process.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO1: Specify the role of the investigator.

CO2: Demonstrate the use of the Investigator’s Notebook.

CO3: Outline the steps used in preparing investigative reports.

CO4: Recognize physical evidence at the scene of a crime.

CO5: Defend the documentation, collection, preservation, and presentation of physical evidence in court.

CO6: Explain the steps an investigator must take and document for a statement to be admissible in court.

CO7: Describe the types of evidence useful in the investigation of particular crimes.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Midterm Exam 30.00 %
CMRJ101 Midterm Exam 30.00 %
Forums 19.00 %
Forum Week 1 3.17 %
Forum Week 2 3.17 %
Forum Week 3 3.17 %
Forum Week 5 3.17 %
Forum Week 6 3.17 %
Forum Week 7 3.17 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Final Exam 30.00 %
CMRJ101 Final Exam 30.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.