Criminal Justice

Instructor:  Larry Smith


Phone Extension:  1212

Aim of Course: To understand the components of criminal justice and our nation’s legal system with an emphasis placed on career opportunities and career preparation in law enforcement and other aspects of American Criminal Justice System.

Course Description:  This course introduces students to aspects of the law enforcement and the legal system.  Students will be required to participate in physical activities and techniques to learn skills that are basic to all law enforcement officers.  Specific course topics will include law enforcement, criminal investigations, evidence analysis (with a basic understanding of forensic science), witness and suspect interviewing, report reading and writing, as well as a study of how the legal system has evolved overtime.

Length of Class:  This class is one year only.

Typical Annual Salary (Springfield IL Area): $66,400 - $105,600

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