Private Security and Investigative MethodsCJ 211W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2. 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. (45-0)
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
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.
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.