Criminal Justice-Criminalistics

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Instructor: Shawn McDermott


In this one semester course, students will learn how to compose a crime scene, take professional quality photographs, process the crime scene, collect evidence, analyze that evidence, and present expert testimony at a mock criminal trial. Students that are interested in careers as a crime scene investigator, forensic scientist, district attorney, or police officer would benefit from this course.

Through direct instruction, demonstration, individual practice, and small group activities, students will learn how to analyze and process a crime scene. Students will work as an investigative team to collect and process evidence, write a report, and testify in court about their investigation.

Students can earn three free college credits  through a dual enrollment agreement with the Central Maine Community College.




Shawn McDermott

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Mr. McDermott comes to LRVC from Waldo County Technical Center where he taught law enforcement for t... MORE


Each of our Criminal Justice Courses are a single semester course that can be taken independently or in conjunction with our other related Criminal Justice courses over two years of study:

  • Criminalistics
  • Legal Studies
  • Police Operations
  • Criminal Investigation