Criminal Justice Program

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