Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

First Course Second Course Third Course Final Course
Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Correctional Services Law Enforcement 1 Law Enforcement 2

 

Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security 1 Credit
Grades: 9-12 Prerequisite: None
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Principles of LPSCS is the beginning course of the Criminal Justice program. This course is the Prerequisite for all other courses offered.  Students will gain information about the different career opportunities available in the law, public safety, corrections and security fields. This course provides an overview of the responsibilities and duties of police, corrections, private security, legal and fire services. This course will expand and explore basic criminal justice topics to prepare for a future career.


Correctional Services 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a correctional officer. The student will learn the role and responsibilities of a correctional officer; discuss relevant rules, regulations, and laws; and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the correctional setting. The student will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization. Students will be required to conduct physical activities including physical contact, bending, kneeling, and lifting.

 

Law Enforcement 1 1 Credit
Grades: 10-12 Prerequisite: Correctional Services, Physical Fitness
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, the classification and elements of crime, restraint and defensive tactics, arrest procedures and other various law enforcement related topics. This class is the introduction of law enforcement for those interested in a career in policing. Students will be required to conduct physical activities including physical contact, bending, kneeling, and lifting.

 

Law Enforcement 2 1 Credit
Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: Law Enforcement 1
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1

Law Enforcement II expands the previous first course in preparing a student for a career in law enforcement. This course includes additional education in law enforcement topics and special assignments to include: crime scene investigation, trial and courtroom, crime classifications and punishment. Students will be required to conduct physical activities including physical contact, bending, kneeling, and lifting.


Forensic Science 1 Credit
Grades: 11-12 Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry
Semesters: 2 Periods: 1
Forensic Science utilizes a psychological, sociological and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes. Students will learn the field’s terminology and basic procedures for the different divisions of forensic science career paths. Students will discover topics such as fingerprinting, ballistics, hair and fiber analysis, profiling, blood spatter, document reconstruction, anthropology, and impression evidence. Emphasis will be placed on the correct application of forensic discovery, evidence handling, innovations, and investigative techniques used in labs and in the field. Students will have the opportunity to utilize their skills through a mock crime scene investigation. Students will explore and apply forensic investigation as it relates to the law enforcement and legal systems.

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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