4 credits per semester, counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.
This program is designed to provide the student with the training and fundamentals for a career in the Criminal Justice field. This includes areas such as arrests, use of force continuum, report writing, communications, traffic direction and control, terrorism/counter terrorism awareness, court operations, corrections, as well as probation procedures.
Some things to look forward to:
5822 Criminal Justice I Introduces specialized classroom and practical experiences related to public safety occupations such as law enforcement, loss prevention services, and homeland security. This course provides an introduction to the purposes, functions, and history of the three primary parts of the criminal justice system as well as an introduction to the investigative process. Oral and written communication skills should be reinforced through activities that model public relations and crime prevention efforts as well as the preparation of police reports. This course provides the opportunity for dual credit for students who meet post-secondary requirements for earning dual credit and successfully complete the dual credit requirements of this course.
5824 Criminal Justice II introduces students to concepts and practices in controlling traffic as well as forensic investigation at crime scenes. Students will have opportunities to use mathematical skills in crash reconstruction and analysis activities requiring measurements and performance of speed/acceleration calculations. Additional activities simulating criminal investigations will be used to teach scientific knowledge related to anatomy, biology, and chemistry as well as collection of evidence and search for witnesses, developing and questioning suspects, and protecting the integrity of physical evidence found at the scene and while in transit to a forensic science laboratory. Procedures for the use and control of informants, inquiries keyed to basic leads, and other information-gathering activity and chain of custody procedures will also be reviewed.
Criminal Justice 1 (1st year):
CRIM 101- Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM 105- Introduction to Criminology
Criminal Justice 2 (2nd year):
CRIM 111- Introduction to Traffic Enforcement and Investigation
CRIM 113- Criminal Investigations