Criminal JusticeAre you interested in one of the many careers in the pathway of criminal justice such as a Police Officer, Conservation Officer, Probation Officer, Crime Scene Investigator, Federal Agent, Homeland Security Agent, Corrections Officer, Personal Protection and Security Officer, Loss Prevention Specialist, or Insurance Fraud Specialist?
Criminal Justice I provides an introduction to the purposes, functions, and history of the criminal justice system as well as an introduction to the investigative process. Study the fundamentals of criminal investigation, theory and history, criminal evidence procedures, investigations, operations in law enforcement and better understand careers in the criminal justice field. Essential communication skills are practiced through activities that model public relations and crime prevention efforts as well as the preparation of police reports.
Criminal Justice II continues study in the field through activities and applications of forensic science to understand its value in the courtroom: laboratory procedures and capabilities; crime scene searching and sketching; photography; firearms and tool mark identification; fingerprints; shoe and tire impressions; headlamp examination; arson; analysis and preservation of trace evidence, and MUCH more.
These courses provide the opportunity for dual credit for students who meet postsecondary requirements for earning dual credit and successfully complete the dual credit requirements of this course and count as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas