Latent evidence is a concentration under the curriculum of Criminal Justice Technology. The curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of latent evidence systems and operations. Study focuses on local, state, and federal law enforcement evidence processing and procedures.
Students learn both theory and hands-on analysis of latent evidence, including fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. Students record, cast, and recognize footwear and tire-tracks, and process crime scenes. Issues and concepts of communications and the use of computers and computer-assisted design programs in crime scene technology will be discussed.
Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of criminal justice organizations especially in local, state, and federal law enforcement and correctional agencies.
Please see the catalog for more information about the degree and certificate options for this curriculum.
Sherry Herman, Department Head
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4050
Catawba Valley Community College Criminal Justice Technology Latent Evidence Concentration major holds three (3) National Championships and the 2018 State and 2018 National Championship from Skills USA in Crime Scene Processing.