Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is for 11th and 12th grade students.

This course is designed for students who are considering a career in criminal justice. The course prepares students for career opportunities within the criminal justice system as well as entrance into institutions of higher learning.

Specific areas of training will be provided in criminal law and investigation, security training, communications, emergency response, crimes, search and seizures, arrests, crime prevention, court procedure and police operations. The program is structured to give students a strong academic background with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the needs of a career in any of the cited fields. In addition, experts from various agencies provide in-depth information and experiences.

Major Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Definitions of Types of Crimes
  • Defensive Tactics / Handcuffing Techniques
  • Introduction to Criminal Investigations
  • Introduction to Crime Scene Investigations
  • Use of Force Continuum
  • Court Procedures
  • Crime Prevention
  • Arrest and Custody Procedures
  • Traffic and Patrol Procedures
  • Career Considerations
  • Physical Fitness