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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
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.
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 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 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.
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