Criminal Justice Program
Mr. John Chrisinger, Instructor
The Criminal Justice Program is now being offered at Battlefield High School to students as an elective course. Mr. Chrisinger brings to the program with more than 30 years of law enforcement experience.
Criminal Justice I
This course is designed for students who are considering a career in criminal justice. The course prepares students for career opportunities within the criminal justice system as well as entrance into institutions of higher learning. Specific areas of training will be provided in criminal law and investigation, security training, communications,emergency response, crimes, search and seizures, arrests, crime prevention, court procedure and police operations. The program is structured to give students a strong academic background with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the needs of a career in any of the cited fields. In addition, experts from various agencies provid ein-depth information and experiences.
Criminal Justice II
This course is an in-depth study of crime in America, our courts inaction, and law enforcement efforts to deal with crime. The course will look into victimization, due process, and Constitutional laws affecting law enforcement as well as a review of sentencing offenders, parole,prison rehabilitation, and corrections. Included will be a view of other employment careers in private and mechanical security systems as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement. A major component of level 2 will include Criminology research.
Major Topics Covered:
- Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
- Definitions of Types of Crimes
- Defensive Tactics / Handcuffing Techniques
- Introduction to Criminal Investigations
- Introduction to Crime Scene Investigations
- Use of Force Continuum
- Court Procedures
- Crime Prevention
- Arrest and Custody Procedures
- Traffic and Patrol Procedures
- Career Considerations
- Physical Fitness