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ROP Guide to Crime-Scene Investigation

Introduction

SHERLOCK HOLMES! If that caught your attention, then you’re someone who has an interest in mysteries and detective scenarios, whether stories, novels, or TV shows. If you have spent your childhood lost inside pages of detective stories or mystery shows, or if your role model was Sherlock Holmes and you aspire to become someone like him, there’s a ROP course that can fulfill your ambitions.

First, let’s talk about crime scenes and what a detective does in these situations. Any time a crime or suspected offense has been committed, the location where the offense takes place – the crime scene – is isolated and investigated.  This might involve a murder, suicide, or robbery – the person who has the duty of finding the culprit is called a detective. The detective’s investigation of the situation is a great responsibility; it demands patience, determination, and a host of skills. They must look for and preserve all evidence of the crime, both at the scene and elsewhere, to identify and apprehend the person responsible. This includes building a network of proof to ensure that the real criminal is brought to justice and the rights of the innocent are preserved.

Information

If you have an interest in becoming one of these detectives and want to take on the responsibility for investigating crime scenes, we have a ROP course for you. ROP (Regional Occupational Programs) offers Crime Scene Investigation – a course of organized classes that teach you basic detective skills.

What is required to enroll in this course? You should have a study background in a science field, preferably chemistry or biology, so that you have a basic understanding before you proceed to this higher level of technical training. Your education history determines which degree you’ll apply for. For example, to study for a master’s degree you must have a bachelor’s degree. Besides that consideration, you must have a high level of interest in this field. You need to work for long hours as a detective, and this intensive course will prepare you to meet this demand.

You will learn all you need to know about crime investigation. Molecular biology, forensic investigations, different weapons and causes of death, the human psyche, criminal justice, biochemistry, and the art of avoiding deceit are some of the subjects that make up this course. You will learn how to collect clues, what things to notice, which people to suspect, where to collect witnesses, and all the tactics that a good investigator must know. We can confidently guarantee that you will learn these tactics because the program is taught by professionals who have experience in this field. They have worked in criminal investigations and can guide you in real-world situations – actual problems you would face and the real solutions to them. Students are encouraged to do internships so that after you learn from professional and qualified teachers, you put that knowledge to work in actual situations. This not only improves your skills but also awards you experience and helps you maintain the knowledge you acquired in the classroom. Having a hands-on experience gives you invaluable real-world skills that will ensure a successful career. This course will be well worth your commitment and investment as you pursue your profession.

Let’s get into a little more detail about the benefits of the ROP crime investigation classes. Forensic skill is the most important part of crime investigation. This is the scientific part, where dead bodies are examined and fingerprints are collected and matched. DNA tests and technical investigations are carried out in forensic labs. In this course, your observational skills will be improved, allowing you to notice the slightest of clues. Throughout your classes, you will learn to pay attention to people’s expressions and gestures; psychological insight will allow you to know if someone is lying or telling the truth as you do the vital work of questioning witnesses and suspects. Diagramming and photography are other skills that you’ll polish during these classes. Collecting evidence might seem an easy task, but under the pressure of a real crime scene, it is vital to discern which objects will be relevant evidence and which will not need to be considered. You are also taught how to collect evidence without unintentionally altering it – you don’t want to misplace that tiny piece of hair or accidentally wipe off a droplet of blood containing the DNA that may lead to the criminal. In your crime investigation course, you will learn the civic laws and rules that will govern your investigation; this ensures not only that you’re familiar with the laws themselves, but also that you understand and conform to the ethical behavior that is expected of an investigator. With the ROP crime investigation classes, you will be prepared for a variety of job options in this field, such as forensic psychologist, medical examiner, forensic engineer, and crime laboratory analyst. This field is also appropriate if you think you’d like to develop skills in interrogation, photography, psychology, and investigative art.

The course offers an opportunity to work toward multiple certifications associated with this field. For different certifications, you must fulfill other requirements besides completing the course, including specific experience, study background, and an exam. Certifications offered include those from the International Crime Scene Investigators Association, the International Association for Identification, and the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Costs

The annual cost of these classes is between $5,000 and $30,000, depending on your circumstances and the level of classes you choose to take. An admission test is taken before your classes begin, to place you in the level that’s most relevant for you. For instance, if you already have basic knowledge, you start from a higher class level, whereas if you are just a beginner, you are first taught the basics in lower-level classes before you proceed to a more advanced level. The ROP courses have something for everyone. The duration for a graduate-level degree will vary according to your academic background, but it will be between 2 years and 4 years of education, as well as supplemental training and internships. For a master level degree, you must have a study background relating to chemistry or biology. This advanced level study is two years long and costs between $12,000 and $120,000.

Summary

ROP programs are offered at multiple places so you can attend a class at your nearest location. The internet will help you search for the nearest and most suitable area for you. Some of the places where you can attend a ROP class include Kennedy, Loara, El Dorado, Magnolia, Valencia, Sonora, Katella, and La Vista. There is consistency throughout – the benefits, standards, and costs are the same for classes in all areas. You do not have to worry that your instructor might not be as good as an instructor at some other location.  The criterion for hiring teachers is high and the same at each location, and you get a quality education regardless of where you choose to study.

This is your source for experience, motivation, and inspiration; your ROP Crime Scene Investigation course offers the opportunity you need to achieve a bright future in the detective profession.