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    Law, Public Safety, and Security

    Law, Public Safety, and Security

    Career Opportunities in the criminal justice field are extensive and projected as a high growth area. Students may choose the introductory course to explore career options and/or continue into the more in-depth courses. Several courses offer certification preparation and/or community college credit. Students have the option to explore and prepare for careers ranging from emergency operators to a Supreme Court judge. The opportunities and variations are exciting. Opportunities for student leadership and competitions are available with the Skills-USA program.

     

    Law, Public Safety and Security


    Court Systems and Practices
    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................None

    Partnership ....................Denton County District Attorney’s office

    Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk, and interrogation. In addition to classroom learning, the student will hear lectures from individuals employed in the community in related fields. Students will participate in scenarios using skills from this course and academic courses to prepare various forms of grammatically correct communication, both orally and in writing. The class will participate in various mock trials, demonstrating mastery of knowledge and skills.

     

    Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
    Grade Placement ..........12

    Credits ...........................2 (Application/Approval Required)

    Prerequisite ...................Court Systems & Practices

    Partnership ....................Denton County District Attorney’s office

    The Practicum will allow advanced students to intern within the court and legal service in Denton County. The Internship is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Students must meet strict guidelines that govern community placement. Placement is not a guarantee, but an earned opportunity for the serious student. Internship location may be at Denton County District Attorney’s office or at a local private law firm.

    Law Enforcement I

     

     

     

    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................None

    Partnerships ..................Denton County Sherriff’s Department

    This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime. Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state and federal law enforcement. Students will learn the basics of criminal scene investigations.
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    Law Enforcement II

    Grade Placement ..........12

    Credits ...........................2

    Prerequisite ...................Law Enforcement I

    Partnerships ..................Denton County Sherriff’s Department

    Law Enforcement II includes knowledge of and preparation for postsecondary education and training or employment in the law enforcement field in the areas of forensic science, communications, law enforcement and investigations. The rules, regulations, laws, and techniques that assist the law enforcement professional are applied through the use of a variety of tools and equipment.
    Correctional Services

    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................2 (Certification Enhanced Course) (Application/Approval Required)Prerequisite ...................None
    Partnerships ..................Denton County Sherriff’s Department
    Correctional Services includes knowledge of and preparation for certification or employment in the corrections field. The rules, regulations, laws, and techniques that assist the correctional professional are part of the required curriculum that includes requirements set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and the American Correctional Association. The history of corrections, behavior, communication skills, laws, conflict resolution, and technical skills are emphasized. Leaders in the field will be frequent guest speakers.
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    Forensic Science

    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................1 (Accelerated: Double Blocked for One Semester)

    Prerequisite ...................None

    Partnership ....................City of Denton, Police Dept

    Forensic Science is a course focusing on the drive to unlock the mystery of crimes through the application of science. It is designed to provide students with an introductory understanding of criminology. Knowledge and skills will be gained in hair/fiber analysis, blood type analysis, bloodstain patters, DNA, and fingerprint comparison.
    Disaster Response

    Grade Placement ..........11-12

    Credits ...........................1 (Accelerated: Double Blocked for One Semester)

    Prerequisite ...................None

    Partnership ....................Denton County Emergency Management

    Disaster Response is a course in which students may become CERT certified in order to work as a volunteer emergency team member or perhaps as a preparation for employment with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

     

     


     

     

     



Last Modified on July 21, 2010