Criminal Justice

Instructors: Sgt. Randy Chavez (AM), Cpl Audrey Randle (PM), Lt. Thomas Fulk (PM)

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This class is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the criminal justice field. Students will study the basic fundamentals of criminal justice system and how they apply in today's society. The program consists of hands-on activities and requires the ability to participate in physical fitness activitites.

Students cover different areas each semester as well as prepare and test for one of two industry certifications each year. Activities include:

  • History, role, development, philosophy, and constitutional aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system
  • Court room structure and other segments of the system
  • Criminal investigation:  reports, forms,  interview techniques
  • Traffic law, local traffic control systems and traffic arrest functions
  • Administration of Field Sobriety Test
  • Fingerprint identifications, shoe and tire impressions
  • Crime scene documentation and evidence collection

Length/Credits: 1 - 2 year program, 6 high school credits per year
Open to: Grades 11 and 12
Eligible Certifications: Emergency Telecommunicator Certification (NAED), Certified Indiana County Jail Officer, CPR
Dual Credit Provider: Vincennes University

Dual Credit Course


LAWE100 - Survey of Criminal Justice 3
LAWE101 - Basic Police Operations 3
LAWE145 - Ethics & Professionalism in Criminal Justice 3
LAWE150 - Criminal Minds & Deviant Behavior 3
LAWE260 - Crime Scene & Criminal Investigation 3
LAWE205 - Procedural Criminal Law 3
LAWE215 - Police Administration  & Organization 3