Criminal Investigation Online Course

This home page was created as a source of information on the subject of Criminal Investigation. The information for this home page was acquired from CJ 243 Criminal Investigations, a course offered through the Department of Criminal Justice at Lake Superior State University; and FORS 250 Criminal Investigations, a graduate course offered through the Department of Forensic Sciences at The George Washington University.

The information is divided into nine goals, within each goal sub-directory there is a number of obectives listed to obtain that goal. The following text is referred to often throughout this home-page: Osterburg & Ward, (1997) Criminal investigation, Second Ed., Anderson: Cincinati, OH. Current updates on the information available on this site are under way utilizing Ostergberg & Ward, (2000) Criminal Investigation, Third Ed., Anderson: Cincinati, OH.

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Course Learning Goals

Goal #1: To learn about criminal investigation.

Goal #2: To learn about sources of information.

Goal #3: To learn about collecting information.

Goal #4: To learn about investigative follow-up.

Goal #5: To learn about investigative reconstruction.

Goal #6: To learn about investigations of selected Part I offenses.

Goal #7: To learn about specialized investigations.

Goal #8: To learn about investigative case management.

Goal #9: To learn about evidence and court testimony.

Home Page Created 25 May 1998 By:


Last Updated: 01 September 2004


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement 1999
Minor in Accounting and Finance 1998

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice 2001
with concentration in Security Management and
specialty courses in Computer Fraud Investigations


Lake Superior State University, Department of Criminal Justice
Criminalistic Lab Assistant 1996-1999

City of Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission
Appointed City Commissioner 1998-1999

United States Department of Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
Research Assistant 1999

The George Washington University Police Department Washington, DC
Commissioned SOMB District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department - Master Patrol Officer 1999-2003

United States Department of Homeland Security
Border Patrol Agent BCBP-FLEA 2003-2004

United States Investigations Services
Special Investigator for the US Office of Personnel Management 2004-Present

Member American Society for Industrial Security

Member Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Member Alpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Honor Society