Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Programs of Study 

    • Criminal Justice & Correction Services 

    Criminal Justice & Correction Services Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C30H00 Criminal Justice I
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Criminal Justice I is the first course in the Criminal Justice and Correction Services program of study. It serves as a comprehensive survey of how law enforcement, legal, and correctional systems interact with each other in the United States. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand the context of local, state, and federal laws, the concepts of crime control and the judicial process, and the importance of communications and professionalism in law enforcement.
    • Level 2 - C30H01 Criminal Justice II
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Criminal Justice I
      • EPSO: Challenge Exam Volunteer State Community College CRMJ 1010
      • Criminal Justice 2 will offer an in-depth study of criminal investigations and will highlight the training and education needed to compete for jobs within these careers.  Current and future investigative techniques, as well as crime scene investigation methods, will be presented and students will have opportunities to participate in mock-trials and mock-crime scenes with criminal justice careers emphasis.
    • Level 3 - C30H02 Criminal Justice III: Criminal Investigations
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Criminal Justice I & II
      • EPSO: Challenge Exam Volunteer State Community College CRMJ 1360
      • Criminal Justice III: Investigations is the final course designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the sciences of criminal investigations.  Students will learn terminology and investigation skills related to the crime scene, aspects of criminal behavior, and applications of the scientific inquiry to solve crimes.  By utilizing the scientific inquiry method, students will obtain and analyze evidence through simulated crime scenes and evaluation of case studies.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to identify careers in forensic science and criminology, summarize the laws that govern the application of forensic science and draw key connections between the history of the forensic science system and the modern legal system.
    • Level 4 Option 1 - C30H03H Honors Criminal Justice Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Criminal Justice I,II, & III
      • Criminal Justice Practicum is a capstone course in the Law Enforcement and Correction Services
        program of study that provides a practicum experience for students as they develop an
        understanding of professional and ethical issues. The capstone course will be based on the
        knowledge and skills from previous courses in the Law Enforcement and Correction Services program of study. 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.
    • Level 4 Option 2 - C30H12 Criminal Justice Dual Enrollment I - 2020 (Introduction to Corrections) & C30H13 Criminal Justice Dual Enrollment II - 1010 (Introduction to Criminal Justice) Volunteer State Community College 
      • These are a set of courses provided by Volunteer State Community College to challenge students in the Criminal Justice Pathway. Students must meet the criteria below to be considered for the Volunteer State Community College Dual Enrollment Courses.

        a.     Successful completion of the first three classes (criminal justice I, II, and III) with a B or better.

        b.     Passing the first two dual credit tests with an 80 or better.

        c.      Unweighted GPA of at least a 3.0.

        d.     Recommendations from the criminal justice teacher and a guidance counselor.

        e.     No disciplinary infractions.

    • Level 4 Option 3 - C30H11 Statewide Dual Credit Criminal Justice 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Criminal Justice I, II
      • Students will learn terminology and investigation skills related to the crime scene, aspects of criminal behavior, and applications of the scientific inquiry to solve crimes.  By utilizing the scientific inquiry method, students will obtain and analyze evidence through simulated crime scenes and evaluation of case studies.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to identify careers in forensic science and criminology, summarize the laws that govern the application of forensic science and draw key connections between the history of the forensic science system and the modern legal system.

    Optional Course that can replace any Level 4 CTE Course

    • C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day.
        Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.