Criminal Justice

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security – Law Enforcement Services

Criminal Justice is the study of criminal justice careers. It will prepare students for work-related knowledge and skills in the criminal justice system, the police, and courts, corrections, and forensic science. The program is an overview of the criminal justice system and builds a better understanding of the development of laws and history on the state and federal levels. Students will learn the importance of the identification, collection, and processing of evidence and of its contribution to the criminal investigation. Students will learn of the legal responsibilities and challenges which the forensic investigator may encounter from initial response to the court room. Source: TN CTE Website

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES & ELECTIVES

  • Computer Applications
  • Criminal Justice I
  • Criminal Justice II
  • Criminal Justice III/ Investigation
  • Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum

ASSOCIATED SKILLS

Successful Criminal Justice students:

  • have good people skills.
  • exhibit team work.
  • are observant.
  • incorporate Algebra I and Psychology in crime scene investigation.
  • practice technical writing.
  • show confidence, self-control and discipline.

POST-SECONDARY

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES

Associate’s Degree

Colleges

  • Cleveland State CC
  • Chattanooga State Community College

Bachelor’s Degree

Colleges and Universities

  • UT- Chattanooga
  • UT-Knoxville
  • ETSU
  • MTSU

Advance Degree

Colleges and Universities

  • UT-Knoxville

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INDUSTRIAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Federal Emergency Management- First Responder

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Skills USA:

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CAREERS

  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officer
  • Corrections
  • FBI Officers
  • Private Detectives
  • US Customs Agents
  • US Capitol Police
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Immigration Service
  • US Border Patrol
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Detectives
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Forensic Science Investigator
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Customs Service
  • Secret Service
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • U.S. Marshals
  • A.T.F. Agent
  • Judge
  • Arson Investigator
  • Evidence Technician

WHERE IS IT OFFERED?

Bradley Central High School

Walker Valley High School

 

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