2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

CJI Crime Scene Investigation, TC

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The University of Arkansas System’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) provides education and advanced training in progressive areas of law enforcement to sworn law enforcement officers and individuals employed full-time by a law enforcement agency in a crime scene capacity. To successfully complete a program, students will be required to complete basic law enforcement training at an ACLEST accredited academy, take special courses through the Criminal Justice Institute, and general education courses through National Park College (NPC).

NPC offers tuition waivers for certified law enforcement officers within Garland County.

General Education Core - 9 Credit Hours

CJI Core - 22 Credit Hours

Crime Scene Investigation Certificate of Proficiency 12 credits

Crime Scene Special Topics  
(Number of contact hours noted in parentheses; 150 contact hours are required)

  • Bloodstain Pattern Documentation (21-28)
  • Fingerprint Classification, Comparison and Identification (21)
  • Management of Evidence and Recovered Property (14)
  • Recovery of Human Remains (35-40)
  • Shooting Scene Investigation (21)
  • Using Forensic Light Sources (21)
  • Suicide Investigations (14)
  • Death Scene Investigation (24)
  • Investigation using the Internet of Things (7)
  • Exploiting Social Media and Open Source Intelligence in Criminal Investigations (21)


10 credits

**Courses to be approved by CJI’s Degree Program Committee (Director, Assistant Directors, Program Administrators). Degree Program will also be reviewed by the CJI Advisory Board annually.

31 Credit Hours

See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information

*Course is part of the Arkansas general education core requirements.

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