High Criminal Justice Operations 1
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments, 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
Explore the fields of law enforcement, the court system, and the correctional system. You will acquire technical skill proficiency, industry knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, general employability skills, and occupation-specific skills needed in all aspects of law, public safety, and security careers. This course provides elective credit. Due to the nature of criminal justice, the material can be graphic. This course is a part of the Career and Technical Education catalog.
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Note: This course provides elective credit only.
- Identify the criminal justice system’s definition, purpose, departments, and court-related careers
- Compare the federal and state court systems
- Identify the trial process and law enforcement careers
- Describe arrest and pre-trial proceedings
- Identify the correctional system’s definition, history, trends in correctional reform, and corrections-related careers
- Compare the local, state, and federal correctional systems
- Identify the juvenile justice system’s definition, programs and agencies, procedures, and trends and careers in juvenile justice
- Describe communication skills and professionalism needed in criminal justice careers
- Define security procedures and systems
- Analyze crisis management skills needed in criminal justice careers
- Identify communication careers in the criminal justice system
- Define employability skills needed in criminal justice careers
- Identify how to search for jobs and careers in the criminal justice system
- Create a resume and identify information needed to fill out an application
- Identify career opportunities in the criminal justice system
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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