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Criminal Justice & Corrections Services

Criminal Justice I (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

This course is the first course in Criminal Justice and Corrections Service programs of study. It serves as a comprehensive survey of how law enforcement, legal and correctional systems interact with each other in the United States. Current issues will be researched in the context of local, state and federal laws. Skills will be developed in the areas of drug use, incident documentation and basic crime scene investigation. Upon completion of the course, students will understand the importance of communication and professionalism in law enforcement. 


Criminal Justice II (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1 in the Criminal Justice Pathway

This course is an integrated survey of the law and justice systems for students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement and legal services. From initial crisis scenario management to arrest, transport, trial, and corrections, procedures and laws governing the application of justice in the United States are examined in detail, with special emphasis on the best practices and professional traits required of law enforcement and legal professionals. This course prepares students for advanced work in crime scene analysis and forensic science, and offers strong knowledge and skill preparation for post-secondary or career opportunities in associated fields. 


State Dual Credit: Criminal Justice III (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1-2 in the Criminal Justice Pathway

  • Course Type:  Statewide Dual Credit

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the basic processes and principles of forensic science as it relates to criminal investigation.  Students will learn the importance of the identification, collection, and processing of evidence and of its contribution to the criminal investigation.  Students will learn of the legal responsibilities and challenges which the forensic investigator may encounter from initial response to the courtroom. 


Intro to Criminal Justice:  Dual Enrollment / TN Wesleyan University (11- 12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1-2 in the Criminal Justice Pathway

  • Course Type:  Dual Enrollment

  • Offered: Fall / Spring

Intro to Criminal Justice is a dual enrollment opportunity through TN Wesleyan which encompasses a comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections; analysis of the problems and needs of the agencies involved in the criminal justice process; a survey of professional career opportunities.


Criminal Justice Practicum (12)

  • Prerequisite: Level 1-3 in the Criminal Justice Pathway

  • Course Type:  Capstone

  • Offering: Summer only

Criminal Justice Practicum is a capstone course in the Criminal Justice and Corrections Service program of study that provides a practicum experience for students as they develop an understanding of professional and ethical issues. Upon completion of the course, students will be proficient in components of communication, critical thinking, problem solving, information technology, ethical and legal responsibilities, leadership, and teamwork. Instruction may be delivered through school-based laboratory training or through work-based learning arrangements such as cooperative education, mentoring, and job shadowing. 

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