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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION PROGRAM
COLOMBIAN HIGHER EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM CODE (SNIES): 90781
Approved by Resolution: 7527 of August 17, 2010
Degree: Criminal Investigation Professional
Duration: 9 semester

Program Description

Our Criminal Investigation Program is a nine-semester academic program that trains comprehensive professionals in Criminal Investigation. They will have the skills to resolve specific problems in this profession, fighting for injustice, impunity and any other crime using forensic sciences. Moreover, it responds to the challenge of supporting our legal system against crime, promoting research culture through open education with theoretical-practical bases in an environment of academic excellence, social responsibility and guided by the university's motto Science and Liberty.

The students will be subjects committed to serve and with vocation to serve. will They will be active and participative, create intellectual knowledge and expand work skills. Also, they will be dedicated to resolving problems and contributing with the country's development based on ideals of justice and respect.

Therefore, future graduates will be professionals with a social conscience that they must implement during their professional life, always with vocation of justice, service and social solidarity.

Furthermore, they will be responsible of their ethic duties with the society, the state and their own profession. Additionally, they will be creative, with a high sense of responsibility, solid scientific bases, critical thinking and social sensitivity, and will have a spirit of service respecting the national constitution and legal system.

Work Profile

In the public sector, Criminal Investigation Professionals can perform in public institutions like judicial police, a technical investigation team at the Prosecutor General's Office, Attorney General 's Office, and other institutions like prisons, the Colombian Armed Forces, the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensics Sciences, or analysts in public security companies, among others.

Also, they can perform in the private sector like insurance companies, private security companies, attorney's office or as private experts.

A University of Medellin Criminal Investigation Professional can be a valuable element for company activities based on specific knowledge to reduce or eliminate constant potential risks which the productive sector may be exposed to.

Criminal Investigation professionals have integrity and knowledge in informatics tools, economic and financial investigation techniques. Also, they have knowledge in photography, video, documentation, graphology, planimetry, dental science, forensic ballistics and risk administration. Also, they investigate natural resources and environment offenses, analysis of behavior and violent personalities, among others.

FLEXIBILITY

This program has three lines of emphasis where they work modern topics and a vanguard forensic world with modern and subjects. Each line of emphasis has three courses which are taken in seventh, eighth and ninth semester, granting a Criminal Investigation degree and bachelor degree in accordance with the line of emphasis they choose. Besides, these credits are admitted in higher education programs like a Master's in criminalistics and forensic science.

Scholarships and Incentives

University of Medellin academic and disciplinary regulations provides the following scholarships and incentives: Honor roll Scholarships, Excellence Scholarships, Academic Monitors; and Incentives for sports activities, culture and artistic activities, research activities and graduation projects.

Academic Program

Level 1

Written Expression

3

Sports or Culture Activities

1

Mathematics applied in Criminal Investigation I

3

General Theory of law

2

General Crime Law I

2

General Theory of Criminalistics

3

Technological Tools applied in Criminal Investigation I

3

Total Credits

17

 

Level 2

Institutional Science and Liberty Lectures

2

Mathematics applied in Criminal Investigation II

3

Criminalistics Laboratory I: Forensic Chemistry

2

General Crime Law II

2

Colombian and General Constitutional Law

3

Field criminalistics

3

Technological Tools applied in Criminal Investigation II

3

Total Credits

18

 

Level 3

Information and communications technology

2

Criminalistics Laboratory II: Forensic Physics

2

Special Crime Law I

2

Human Anatomy

3

Legal Procedures I

3

Human Rights and Constitutional Guarantees

3

Design and Reconstruction Virtual Tools for Criminal Investigation

2

Total of Credits

17

 

Level 4

Criminalistics Laboratory II: Toxicology

2

Special Crime Law II

2

Legal Medicine

3

Identification System I: Forensic Dentistry

3

Legal Procedures II

3

Investigation Methodology

2

Elective I

2

Total Credits

17

 

Level 5

Colombian and Cultural Anthropology

2

Statistics, Probability and Inference

3

Criminal Procedural Law

3

Identification System II: Lofoscopia

3

Forensic Photography and Video

2

Criminology

2

Elective II

2

Total Credits

17

 

Level 6

Law of Criminal Evidence: Rules of Evidence

3

Identification System III: Forensic Biology

3

Forensic Graphology

3

Forensic Anthropology

3

Forensic Topography

3

Intelligence

3

Elective III

2

Total Credits

20

 

Level 7

Forensic Facial Morphology and Spoken Portrait

2

Ballistic and Haplology

3

Forensic Documentation

3

Forensic Phycology

3

Criminal Investigation I

3

Economic and Financial Crime Investigation Technics

3

Line of emphasis I

2

Total Credits

20

 

Level 8

Practice

2

Informatics Law

2

Forensic Psychiatry

3

Ethics

2

Criminal Investigation II

3

Line of emphasis II

3

Total Credits

15

 

Level 9

Entrepreneurship Seminar

2

Orality: Investigator as a Witness

2

Transnational Crime

2

Economic and Financial Security

3

Cyber Crime Investigation

3

Line of emphasis II

3

Total of Credits

15

Grand Total

156

 

Contact

Dean in charge: Francisco Javier Valderrama Botero

Coordinator: Carlos Augusto Jaramillo Gutiérrez

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