CJ 125 Introduction to Visual Tracking • 5 Cr.


The student will learn how to identify, interpret and document physical evidence directly related to human movement and travel. The student will learn how this evidence is relevant to the processing of a crime scene while working with a tracking team to identify and follow sign evidence to reach a valid conclusion pertaining to the person's movements and behavior. The student will learn about different tracking applications to include Search and Rescue.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the relevance of the history and development of the visual tracking program and the use of tracking in law enforcement.
  • Apply the Introduction to Visual Tracking program vernacular and definitions as well as the different applications of tracking.
  • Apply the basic fundamentals of finding a track.
  • Analyze "sign" evidence in multiple outdoor and indoor environments to track human passage.
  • Evaluate legally tested and defensible tracking methodology techniques, practices and procedures to identify individual and group participation in criminal actions and activities.