Criminal Justice I

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 postsecondary requirements for earning dual credit and successfully complete the dual credit requirements of this course. 

DOE Code: 5822
Recommended Grade Level: Grade 10-12
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Credits: 2 credits per semester, maximum of 2 semesters, maximum of 6 credits
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 course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit: IVY Tech-CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, qualifying test scores required for dual credit, 3 cr; CRIM 105 Introduction Criminology, 3 cr
No additional cost

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