Criminal Justice I Introduces specialized classroom and practical experiences related to public safety occupations. This course provides an introduction to the purposes, functions, and history of the three primary parts of the criminal justice system as well as an introduction to the investigative process.
Oral and written communication skills should be reinforced through activities that model public relations and crime prevention efforts as well as the preparation of police reports.
GLCA offers dual credit for the criminal justice classes through a partnership with Vincennes University. In the Crim I section GLCA offers 3 college classes for credit. This means that while the student earns credit from their high school, they will also earn credit from Vincennes University. Crim I offers 3 classes:
Each of these three classes are worth 3 college credits. Upon successful completion of these courses the student can earn up to 9 college credits at no cost to the student.
In Crim I the student will work on areas of a patrol officer and why the do what they do. The course will consist of scenario-based training as well as classroom learning. The student will work on communication skill and how to approach a person, how to write a report and the importance of the report. The student will learn handcuffing techniques, proper handling of a firearm, baton usage, and defensive tactics. We work on traffic laws as well as criminal law and civil laws.