Criminal Justice II introduces students to concepts and practices in controlling traffic as well as forensic investigation at crime scenes. Students will have opportunities to use mathematical skills in crash reconstruction and analysis activities requiring measurements and performance of speed/acceleration calculations.
Additional activities simulating criminal investigations will be used to teach scientific knowledge related to anatomy, biology, and chemistry. This course will also cover:
Procedures for the use and control of informants, inquiries keyed to basic leads, and other information-gathering activity and chain of custody procedures will also be reviewed.
Recommended Grade Level: Grade 11-12
Recommended Prerequisites: Criminal Justice I
Credits: 2-3 credits per semester
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.
GLCA offers dual credit for the criminal justice classes through a partnership with Vincennes University. In the Crim II 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 II offers 2 classes:
Each of these classes are worth 3 college credits. Upon successful completion of these courses the student can earn up to 6 college credits at no cost to the student.
This course will concentrate on a police investigator and how and why they function. This course is work with some scenario-based learning. We will set up crime scenes and the students will have to work the scene by identifying and collecting evidence. The class will work and understand body language and identifying deceptive behavior.