This course provides students with an introduction to Criminal Justice and professions in law enforcement, corrections, and the court system. Students will study criminal justice careers through classroom theory, field trips, guest speakers, case studies, and hands on experiences. Students will explore organized crime, fingerprinting, criminal patterns, interrogations, arrest procedures, crime scene investigation, patrol techniques, evidence collection, traffic accident investigations, report writing, constitutional rights, and many other areas related to criminal justice careers. Students are eligible to earn the Indiana County Jail Officer certification.
Students may enroll in the Criminal Justice program for one year in the junior or senior year. No prerequisites are required for this program. Six high school credits may be earned by participating in the class.
Students enrolled in Criminal Justice may be eligible to apply for the following dual credits during their year of instruction:
LAWE100 Survey of Criminal Justice - 3 credits
LAWE101 Basic Police Operation – 3 credits
LAWE145 Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice - 3 credits
LAWE150 Criminal Minds and Deviant Behavior – 3 credits
Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application
Students will pay only for personal classroom supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils, etc…