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Private Security and Investigative Methods

CJ 211W

Private Security and Investigative Methods

CJ 211W

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between the following types of investigations

Provide customers and employees with methods to cope with problems of assets protection.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • Understand the initial investigation process.

Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process while conducting an investigation.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing and speaking.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.