Criminal Justice
Faculty:
Name & Email Conference Website Phone
Zakia Campbell     7th Period       832-484-4890 
Jeff Philen none Web Site 832-484-4955

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

 

Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

This course introduces students to professions in law enforcement, fire and emergency management services, security and corrections. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security and corrections.

   9630CT                                      Formerly Introduction to Criminal Justice

Law Enforcement I

This course is an overview of the history, organization and functions of local, state and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, the classification and elements of crime, criminal law and law enforcement terminology.

                                                  Formerly Emergency Communications

Law Enforcement II

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment and courtroom testimony. Students may be able to obtain an entry level Emergency Telecommunications certification. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 

Correctional Services

In this course students begin the preparation for certification required for employment as a correctional officer. The student will learn the role and responsibilities of a correctional officer, discuss relevant rules, regulations and laws. The student will become familiar with defensive tactics, restraint techniques and first aid procedures as used in the correctional setting. The student will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization. The certification test is not administered in this course.

 

Court Systems and Practices

This course is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers, reviews trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk and interrogation.

 

Security Services

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for certification in security services. The course provides an overview of security elements and types of organizations with a focus on security measures used to protect lives, property, and proprietary information. Students may be able to obtain an entry level Security Officer Certification. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials or assessed a fee associated with this course.

 

Forensic Science

This course uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.