Detective Programs - Criminology
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Criminology & Criminal Justice

Detective Programs

Collaboration between CT State Police and Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

About the Program

The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice and the CT State Police have developed an unique partnership to offer both non-credit and credit-bearing educational opportunities for state and municipal police detectives. Part of this collaboration entails efforts to standardize best practices in police investigations which detectives will be required to demonstrate through successful completion of the Basic Certification. To enhance their knowledge beyond the Basic Certification, they will have the opportunity to pursue either our undergraduate Detective Certificate or our graduate Advanced Detective Certificate. The credits earned during the certificate program can lead to degree completion for either the BA in Criminology or the MS in Criminal Justice.

The certificate programs being offered at CCSU are designed for professionals involved in crime scene investigation and command situations at critical events. The program covers theory and practice of investigation using modern technology and best practices. Students will learn essential principles and methods to improve work processes. All courses are taught by subject matter expects and are offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals.

Basic Detective Certification

(prerequisite for the undergraduate and graduate certificate programs)

Continuing Education course

Provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of investigation and evidence gathering.
The materials in the course will be updated annually
The course will be available online at CCSU starting summer 2020
Registration information coming soon!

Detective Certificate Program (undergraduate)

Complete 4 courses (12 credits) including: CRM 480, CRM 481, CRM 483, CRM 485
Credits can be applied towards completion of a BA in Criminology at CCSU
Earn up to 12 additional credits from the Police Academy towards the Criminology BA
Application information coming soon!
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Advanced Detective Certificate Program (graduate)

Complete 4 courses (12 credits) including: CRM 480, CJ 581, CJ 582, CJ 583, CJ 584, CJ 585
Credits can be applied towards completion of a MS in Criminal Justice at CCSU
Application information coming soon!

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Course offerings include:

CRM 480

Death Investigations

CRM 481/ CJ 581

Sexual Assault Investigation

CRM 483/ CJ 583

Interview & Interrogation

CRM 485/ CJ 585

Financial Crime Investigation

CJ 582

Police Involved Shootings

CJ 584

Expectation of Privacy

For more information on any of the Detective Programs, please contact Dr. Julie Schnobrich-Davis at j.schnobrichdavis@ccsu.edu

Application and additional resources will be available soon.

 

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