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Law and Justice

The Law and Justice pathway begins with a study of various careers in public safety. The pathway explores the history and development of law enforcement in the United States. Students examine the components of the criminal justice system, including the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, and corrections. Additionally, students learn the classification and elements of crimes. Students receive instruction in critical skill areas including communicating with diverse groups, conflict resolution, the use of force continuum, report writing, operation of police and emergency equipment, and courtroom testimony. Students explore the rights of citizens guaranteed by the United States and Georgia constitutions. Students also evaluate the powers granted to the police and the restrictions placed upon them by the respective constitutions and their amendments. Specific topics of discussion include search and seizure, arrests, interviews, interrogations, and confessions in the context of criminal prosecution. Students learn the importance of the identification, collection, and processing of evidence and of its contribution to the criminal investigation.

2015-2016 Dual Enrollment Opportunities

 

         Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science Pathway Sequence

  • 43.45000   Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • 43.45100   Criminal Justice Essentials
  • 43.45200   Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations