Laura A. Nielsen
Principles of Law and Criminal Investigations
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
Afternoon- Monday's by 3PM
Morning- Friday's by 6:50AM
- Have fun
- Be open-minded
- Be responsible (supplies, dress code, attendance, on time)
- Be professional (phone off/put away, alert, engaged in learning, no bad language/cursing)
- Be respectful (kind conversations, be mindful of others, no food or drinks)
- Be engaged in learning (participate, stay on task, give 110%)