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Katy Independent School District

Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice

​​​​​Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security​

Criminal Justice I​

8970V Law Enforcement I 

(one credit taken concurrently with Court Systems & Practices) 

8972V Court Systems & Practices 

(one credit taken concurrently with Law Enforcement I) 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in additional course credit at MCTC Grades: 11-12

Law Enforcement I is a study of the history and philosophy of criminal justice and its ethical considerations, crime is defined, its nature and impact are explored. This course includes an overview of the criminal justice system, law enforcement and the court systems, a study of prosecution and defense, trial processes, corrections, and penal systems. Court Systems & Practices is a study of the judiciary in the criminal justice system, structure of the American court system, prosecution, right to counsel, pretrial release, grand juries, adjudication processes, types and rules of evidence, and sentencing. Students will participate in mock trials.

Criminal Justice II​

8976V Law Enforcement II 

(one credit taken concurrently with Special Topics) 

8982V Special Topics in Social Studies I Civic Engagement 

(one-half credit fall semester-taken concurrently with Law Enforcement II) 

8983V Special Topics in Social Studies II Criminal Justice 

(one-half credit spring semester-taken concurrently with Law Enforcement II) 

 Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Students must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12 

 Law Enforcement II introduces the student to American crime in a historical perspective, social policy affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, prevention of crime, and theories related to the causes of crime. 

STSS I-Civic Engagement provides in-depth research of existing not-for-profit organizations, hands-on learning through communitybased service projects. Additionally, students will have a foundation for which they may further their involvement in philanthropic endeavors. Students will volunteer for approximately 20 hours of service within the community. 

STSS II-Criminal Justice includes non-paid internships, guest speakers and a study of current social issues as they relate to the law. Students are exposed to local law enforcement entities, the judicial processes and professions, as well as the impact of local legislation on the community. 

Law Enforcement II is an advanced course for the Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security career cluster. ​

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