Creekview High School
Public Service Endorsement
This strand is offered as part of the Law & Criminal Justice Academy
This four year plan can be used as an example to help plan your high school career.
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|Social Studies||Social Studies||Social Studies||Social Studies||Social Studies|
|CTE Courses||Principles of Government and Public Administration
|Court Systems and Practices
Advanced Legal Skills and Professions
Dual Credit Options
AND/OR DUAL CREDIT OPTIONS BELOW
Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Additional Graduation Requirements:
- Foreign Language (2 credits)
- Physical Education (1 credit)
- Fine Arts (1 credit)
- Health (1/2 credit)
Possible Industry Based Certifications:
- None offered at this time for this strand
|occupations||median wage||annual openings||% growth|
|Paralegal and Legal Assistants||$50,544||9,837||19%|
The Legal Studies program of study introduces CTE learners to the occupations and educational opportunities related to representing clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, as well as assisting lawyers and preparing legal documents. This program of study explores possible specializations in a single area of law.
Recommended Course Sequence
Principles of Public Safety, Corrections and Security
This course introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services.
Court Systems and Practices
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.
Business Law is designed for students to analyze various aspects of the legal environment, including ethics, the judicial system, contracts, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, agency and employment, business organization, risk management, and real property.
Legal Research and Writing
Legal Research and Writing provides an introduction into the study and practice of legal writing and research. This course is designed to introduce students to the methods and tools used to conduct legal research, develop and frame legal arguments, produce legal writings such as briefs, memorandums, and other legal documents, study U.S. Constitutional law, and prepare for appellate argument(s).
Political Science II
Political Science II uses a variety of learning methods and approaches to examine the processes, systems, and political dynamics of the United States and other nations. The dynamic component of this course includes current U.S. and world events.
Introduction Criminal Justice (Dual Credit)
This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes.
Court System and Practices (Dual Credit)
This course is a study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statutes and case law.
Ethics in Criminal Justice (Dual Credit)
Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies.
This course provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with business and industry employment experiences.
Cybercrimes (Dual Credit)
An introduction to cybercrime. Topics include specific laws, investigative techniques, and criminological theories applicable to computer crime.
Special Topics in Criminal Justice (Dual Credit)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (Dual Credit)
A series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve.