Dual Credit Course
Taught by Jacobs II, Joseph M
Criminal Justice I Introduces specialized classroom and practical experiences related to public safety occupations such as law enforcement, loss prevention services, and homeland security. 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. This course provides the opportunity for dual credit for students who meet postsecondary requirements for earning dual credit and successfully complete the dual credit requirements of this course.
Recommended Grade Level: 11, 12
Recommended Prerequisites: Interpersonal Relationship
Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1-3 credits per semester, 6 credits maximum
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all Diplomas
Ivy Tech Course Description:
CRIM 105 Introduction to Criminology
Prerequisites: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 and ENGL 083, or ENGL 095. Critically examines the history and nature of the major theoretical perspectives in criminology, and the theories found within those perspectives. Analyzes the research support for such theories and perspectives, and the connections between theory and criminal justice system practice within all the major components of the criminal justice system. Demonstrates the application of specific theories to explain violent and non-violent criminal behavior on both the micro and macro levels of analysis.