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Criminal Justice: Criminal Investigation
Resources and library services for Criminal Justice students.
The Criminal Investigation degree offers a strong academic background in investigative techniques, forensic science, evidence collection and analysis. The program is for students who wish to complete an associate's degree and enter the law enforcement field. The Criminal Investigation program is closely aligned with the college's Criminal Justice A.A.S. degree which concentrates on law, corrections, administration, criminology and community policing and the Forensic Science Studies A.S. degree, which prepares graduates exclusively for work in a laboratory environment.
There is overlap between these fields of study, hence it is recommended that the student consult the various subject guide pages:
Although uniformed troopers may completely investigate misdemeanor cases such as assault, larceny and criminal mischief, cases requiring extensive investigation or involving felonies are referred to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
Established in 1935, the BCI is the plainclothes detective branch of the New York State Police, with over 1,000 investigative personnel in its ranks.
BCI investigators work to solve: •Felony crimes •Narcotics •Violent and serial crimes •Child abuse •Sexual exploitation •Computer and technology-related crime •Bias-related crimes •Auto theft •Consumer product tampering •Organized crime
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