Dec 09, 2021  
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAWC 155 - Wildlife Criminal Investigations

3 hrs (Sem II)
The purpose of this course of instruction is to present an overview of the fundamentals of investigative techniques that are unique to fish and wildlife crimes. Students participate in a number of practical field exercises during the course of the semester. These practical field exercises mirror those that are commonly experienced by conservation law enforcement officers on a daily basis. By analyzing and completing these ‘real life’ field scenarios, the student will learn to collect, analyze, and apply all sources of information available to them as investigators of fish/wildlife crime, in order to successfully draw logical conclusions and achieve successful prosecutions. In addition, the student will be able to demonstrate an ability to interpret fish/wildlife laws, rules, and regulations, and apply these laws to actual field situations. Students will learn to perform a number of daily tasks required of conservation law enforcement officers, including preliminary field inquiries, information gathering, wildlife crime scene processing, interviewing, ticket writing, and report writing. 3 lecture hours.