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Criminal Justice Course Outline

Criminal Justice Module 1
Investigation and Law Enforcement

History of Law Enforcement
The Criminal Justice System
The Crime Scene
Types of Evidence and Their Usefulness
Interviewing Techniques
Principles of Interrogation

Criminal Justice Module 2
American Government

Early History of Our Government
The Three Branches of the Federal Government
The Roles of the State and Local Governments
An Overview of Our System as a Democracy
Issues such as Defense and Taxation
Our Government in Action

Criminal Justice Module 3
Criminal Procedure

Court Systems in the United States
Constitutional Law
The Anatomy of a Criminal Prosecution
Elements of a Crime
Statutory Law
Defenses
Victims of Crime
Criminal Trials and Evidence
Post-Conviction Issues
The First Amendment

Criminal Justice Module 4
Introduction to Criminal Investigation

Historical Background
What is an Investigation and Who Conducts Investigations?
Characteristics of a Good Investigator
Initiating Investigations
The Preliminary Investigation
Jurisdictional Issues
Crime Scenes
Sources of Information and Confidential Informants
Locating and Interviewing Witnesses
Surveillance and Intelligence
Collecting and Preserving Evidence
The Laboratory
Interrogating the Subject

Criminal Justice Module 5
Essentials of Criminal Justice

Crime and Criminal Justice
The Nature of Crime and Victimization
Substance and Procedure of Criminal Law
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Cybercrime
Police in Society
Role and Function of the Police
Professional, Social, and Legal Issues in Policing
Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense
Pretrial Procedures, The Criminal Trial, Punishment, and Sentencing
History of Corrections
Community Sentences and Living in and Leaving Prison
The Juvenile Justice System


We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date criminal justice jobs training textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your criminal justice jobs training. The order in which the material is presented may vary.

This program is specifically designed to serve as an introduction or enhancement of the theoretical knowledge required for the vocational application of this subject. It is intended to help individuals in the furtherance of their vocational training and is not intended as a substitute for licensing or certification requirements, which may include an apprenticeship or additional training, as required by law.


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