Criminal Justice

Faculty:

Jennifer Kretz  jkretz1@kleinisd.net
Jovan Means jmeans1@kleinisd.net
Roshonne Lee    rlee4@kleinisd.net



Klein Oak 
Criminal Justice Classes offered 2020-2021

Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services.  Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services.  This course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, protective services, and corrections. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Law Enforcement I
Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement.  Students will understand the role of constitutional law at local, state, and federal levels; the U.S. legal system; criminal law; and law enforcement terminology and the classification and elements of crime.  There are no prerequisites for this course.
Correctional Services
In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a municipal, county, state, or federal facilities;  and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the municipal, county, state, or federal correctional setting.  Students will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization for inmates. The prerequisite for this class is Law Enforcement 1.
Correctional Services – Dual Credit
There is a fee for this college credit course.  Dual Credit Correlation:  CRIJ 1301 and CRIJ 2313.  In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a municipal, county, state, or federal facilities;  and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the municipal, county, state, or federal correctional setting.  Students will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization for inmates. The prerequisite for this class is Law Enforcement 1.
Law Enforcement II
Law Enforcement II provides he knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement.  Students will understand the ethical and legal responsibilities, patrol procedures, first responder roles, telecommunications, emergency equipment operations and courtroom testimony. The prerequisite for this class is Law Enforcement I.
Court System and Practices
Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems.  The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the 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. The prerequisite for this course is Law Enforcement I.
Court System and Practices – Dual Credit
There is a fee for this college credit course.  Dual Credit Correlation: CRIJ 1301 and CRIJ 1306. Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems.  The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the 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. The prerequisite for this course is Law Enforcement I.
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations.  Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations.  Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentation.  Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis, hairs, fibers, shoe and tire impressions. The prerequisite for this course is Law Enforcement I.
Forensic Science
Advanced Science Credit. Forensic science is a course that introduces students to the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim.  Students will learn terminology and procedures related t the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal cases as they are performed in a typical crime laboratory.  Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprints, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, and cartridge cases.  Students will also learn the history and legal aspects as they relate to each discipline of forensic science.  The prerequisite for this course is Law Enforcement I, Biology and Chemistry.
Federal Law Enforcement and Protective Services
Federal Law Enforcement and Protective Services provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for certification in security services for federal law enforcement and protective services.  The course provides an overview of security elements and types of organizations with focus on security measures used to protect lives, property, and proprietary information, to ensure computer security, to provide information assurance, and to prevent cybercrime.  The prerequisite for this course is Law Enforcement I.
Forensic Psychology
Forensic psychology is found at the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. It involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to interact within the criminal justice system. It utilizes and applies basic skills developed in psychology and criminal scenarios resulting in a structured and scientific approach to investigative analysis; thereby, enabling police and law enforcement officials to predict criminal activity via scientific analysis rather than intuition. Students will learn basic structured psychological investigative techniques in question building, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection methodology, research methods, statistical analysis and probability forecasting.  The prerequisite for this course is Law Enforcement I and in 11th or 12th grade.
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