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 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
Prerequisites: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 083 and ENGL 093 or ENGL 095. An introductory and fundamental course that covers the purposes, functions, and history of the three primary parts of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. This course further explores the interrelationships and responsibilities of these three primary elements of the criminal justice system.