Crime and ForensicsCourse Title:
Crime and Forensics

Course Numbers:
Fall 08168
Spring 08169

Course Curriculum:
Fall: Students will learn the different aspects of public safety through a myriad of lab-based activities and lecture. Handcuffing, car stops, fingerprinting, accident investigations are highlighted. Students will also study the different roles and laws in Colorado as it relates to public safety.

Spring: Students will learn different aspects of Forensic Science in a lab-based class. Topics include fingerprinting, death investigations, blood spatter, anthropology, entomology and collection of evidence.

Course Description:
Introduces a study of the agencies and processes involved in the criminal justice system: the legislature, the police, the prosecutor, the public defender, the courts, and corrections. Includes an analysis of the roles and problems of the criminal justice system in a democratic society, with an emphasis upon inter-component relations and checks and balances.

Examines the complexity and multi-dimensional aspects of the law enforcement role and career; law enforcement discretion; law enforcement values and culture in modern America. Covers the role and functions of law enforcement in occupational, social, racial and ethnic, political and organizational context.

Spring semester focuses on basic procedures in crime scene management to include preparing initial reports and sketches. Includes processing evidence and related criminalistic procedures such as fingerprinting, blood spatter, forensic anthropology, and manner/cause of death. Covers interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims to include the recording of identifications and descriptions. Incorporates lab and lecture

What does Crime and Forensics offer?

  • Certification in Dispatch
  • 9 college credits if qualified
  • Relevant curriculum

Benefits of the Crime and Forensics class at C E C:

  • Career exploration and training. (We supply the equipment and supplies; you must supply your talent and motivation.)
  • Be up to the competition when you start your career or continuing education.
  • Acquire skills that will help you get an enjoyable, well-paying job and a career.

Possible career choices in Crime and Forensics include:

  • Dispatch
  • Law enforcement
  • Social Work
  • Forensic Science
  • Crime scene investigators

Stacey Hervey

Course Credits:
Credits Per Semester: 10 Elective/5 Language Arts

Concurrent Enrollment:
3 College Credits/Concurrent enrollment with CCD
CRJ 110
CRJ 125
CRJ 127

Course Certifications Available:
Dispatch Certification

For additional Information:
Contact Ms. Hervey at: 720.423.6644 or Stacey_Hervey@dpsk12.org

To Register:
Talk to your Counselor or call Dan DePinto, CEC counselor at 720-423-6681 to enroll.