Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Course Title: CRIMINAL JUSTICE I
Course Instructor: Trent Theobald
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: None
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Vincennes University – 12 Credits
  • Work towards your associate degree in Criminal Justice
  • Study the fundamentals of criminal investigation, theory and history; emphasis on techniques appropriate to specific crimes
  • The program will cover traffic administration and control: its impact as a control method, driver licensing local traffic control systems, accident causation and investigation, identification and analysis of traffic problems, traffic safety coordination, and the use of selective enforcement as a method of traffic control
  • Study US criminal justice system
  • Explore forensic science and its value in the courtroom: laboratory procedures and capabilities; crime scene searching and sketching; photography; firearms and tool mark identification; fingerprints; shoe and tire impressions; headlamp examination; arson; analysis and preservation of trace evidence
  • Uniform required (approximately $150)

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
LAWE 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3 Credits Vincennes University
LAWE 101 Basic Police Operations 3 Credits Vincennes University
LAWE 145 Ethics and Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3 Credits Vincennes University
LAWE 150 Criminal Minds & Deviant Behavior 3 Credits Vincennes University

ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR SUCCESS

  • Gather relevant information from multiple types of authoritative sources, using advanced searches effectively; annotate sources; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose, and audience; synthesize and integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation (e.g., APA or CSE).
  • Problem Solving Solve abstract and practical problems by applying and adapting a variety of strategies. Monitor progress and evaluate answers in terms of questions asked.
  • Draw information from relative text.
  • Follow precisely a complex multi-step.
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research assignments and tasks to answer a question (including a self-generated question), test a hypothesis, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.