Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • AAS Evening Program: 5 semesters including 1 summer term
  • Admission Cycle: Every semester
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: Open

Career Description

Crime Scene Investigations involves responding to crime scenes and searching, documenting, collecting and packaging any and all evidence found there, report writing, and testifying in court.

Careers Available

Evidence Technicians, Crime Scene Investigators at the local, state and federal levels with further education.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $ 25,000-30,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work involves fingerprint classification and comparison, chemical development of latent prints, photography, trace evidence collection, report writing, courtroom testimony, CAD programs and crime scene processing. This program has a strong emphasis in practical lab work and requires a 16-week spring internship with a local criminal justice agency.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Strong organizational skills, good analytical and critical thinking skills, ability to work both individually and as a team, detail oriented, ability to acquire new skills quickly, methodical,
flexibility, adaptability to various work environments, excellent verbal and written skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Criminal Justice Technology – Latent Evidence Program, contact Theresa Hicks, Crimanl Justice Program Coordinator, at 336.757.3059 or thicks@forsythtech.edu.