Course Content and Outcome Guide for CJA 246 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
CJA 246
Course Title:
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement
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Course Description

Covers fish and game laws and their relation to wildlife management. Focuses on enforcement processes and techniques including investigation, fish and wildlife forensics, evidence handling, proper citation and report completion in preparation for courtroom presentation. Prerequisites: CJA 111 and WR 121. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course presents philosophies and concepts behind fish and wildlife management through enforcement of federal and state
laws. Students will learn variety of investigative techniques that will help lead to successful prosecutions.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Properly investigate and enforce wildlife laws.
2. Prepare cases for courtroom presentation in a manner that will help insure successful prosecution and withstand courtroom scrutiny.

Course Activities and Design

The materials in this class will be presented in lecture, writing and discussion formats. The instructor may use power point presentations, in and out-of-class writing assignments and role-playing scenarios. The instructor may use videos, legal updates, or guest speakers as well as field trips.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include in-class and out-of-class writing assignments, along with student participation in, and contribution to, all class and group discussions.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course will address topics including, but not limited to:
• Fish and game laws
• Wildlife management
• Investigation
• Forensics
• Evidence preservation and chain of custody
• Case documentation
• Fish, hunting and trapping licenses
• Interviewing and Interrogation