Mrs. Nielsen

Laura A. Nielsen

  • Welcome to Principles of Law and Criminal Investigations! This year we will be participating in classroom discussions along with performing real-world scenarios, examining different case studies and learning about the numerous careers that the field of Criminal Justice has to offer.

    In Principles of Law we will be examining the different roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security and emergency responders. As we examine the many areas that make up the field we will also be learning about the different skills and knowledge that employers are looking for not only in the field of criminal justice but in any workplace setting.

    Criminal Investigations will introduce students to the basic functions of criminal investigations and  procedures. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigations. Throughout the course, students will participate in crime scene procesing, evidence collection, fingerprinting and courtroom preperation. Students will learn how to properly collect and analyze different types of evidence at the crime scene. 

    Throughout these courses you will learn different skills such as; creative thinking, decision making, problem solving, reasoning and interviewing while participating in group assignments and discussions. Individual assignments and warm ups will allow you to build upon and sharpen your reading, writing and math skills. 


    Class Schedule 2020-2021

    1st period-Principles of Law

    2nd period-Principles of Law

    3rd period- Conference

    4th period- Principles of Law

    5th period- Criminal Investigations

    6th period- Criminal Investigations

    7th period- Criminal Investigations

  • Tutoring Schedule:

    Afternoon- Monday's by 3PM

    Morning- Friday's by 6:50AM

  • Classroom Expectations

    1. Have fun
    2. Be open-minded
    3. Be responsible (supplies, dress code, attendance, on time)
    4. Be professional (phone off/put away, alert, engaged in learning, no bad  language/cursing)
    5. Be respectful (kind conversations, be mindful of others, no food or drinks)
    6. Be engaged in learning (participate, stay on task, give 110%)