H407 | Criminal Justice

Course Description

This course offers a 'hands on' approach to legal realities encountered in and out of courtroom situations, as you study criminal matters involving persons and property within the U.S. legal system. Students will examine and analyze various cases ranging from the Miranda v. Arizona, Furman v. Georgia to a few current cases coinciding with previously established Criminal Law units. Students will learn to apply legal terms to real-life cases examined. Students will engage in cooperative learning activities that augment critical thinking skills, lending itself to meaningful discussion. Students will meet with various professionals in law-related work. Students will develop skills in persuasive and reflective writing. Research assignments, including the construction of a formal paper and projects on various law related topics, are required.
State ID#: 04162
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: CORE Academic
Honors Type: This is an Earned Honors Course.
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History.

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Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd