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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is a blended course for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  This course gives students an overview of government with a strong emphasis on the Constitution and the American judicial system, plus instruction and application on a range of topics including criminal and civil law, forensics and criminal investigations, and criminal justice and corrections systems.  The course is designed to give students an authentic experience in the field of law as they assume the roles of attorneys, Supreme Court justices, trial witnesses, crime detectives, and more. A full courtroom connected to the classroom allows students to learn in a real-world setting.  Guest speakers and field trips also enhance the learning experience.  Any student interested in exploring and experiencing a career in law, law enforcement, or related fields will enjoy the class.  But, even students who are not interested in legal careers will enjoy and benefit from the class. Law touches every aspect of a person's life from birth to death, and the course gives students an opportunity to understand and experience a range of practical legal matters.  

Additionally, the structure of the course aids students in the development of skills such as critical thinking, analysis, problem-solving, peer collaboration, public speaking, and evaluation.

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