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    Name:  Mr. Ashton
    Classroom Number: A104
    Email Address: ashtons@luhsd.net
    Phone #: (925)625-5900 ext 3011
     
     Subject:  CTE Law Enforcement
     
          This introductory level course provides an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for various professions in law enforcement and examines the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, corrections, private security, and other U.S. protective agencies. Students will learn the history and the development of law enforcement and the concerns facing law enforcement today including discretion, civil liability, decision-making, and police community relations. Students will gain experience in the area of police communications, report writing, procedures regarding probable cause, warrants, arrests, use of force, and patrol and traffic procedures. Students will get hands on experience with Standing at Attention, At-Ease and drill formations. The students will also cover crime scenes and how to investigate crimes of burglary, theft, personal etc. 
     
    Subject:  Intro to Criminal Justice 
     

    Intro to Criminal Justice is an exploration of the historical development, current operation, and future trends of criminal justice. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary problems in the definition of law, the enforcement of law, strategies of policing, judicial systems, sentencing strategies, correctional practices and emerging forms of justice. While the focus of the content will be practices in the United States, we will also look at other cultures and their systems of justice.

    This course will provide students with an introduction and overview of the system of criminal justice operated in the United States today.  This course will provide a brief examination of those factors that distinguish civil, criminal and social justice from one another. Students will be introduced to the notion that our definitions of what constitutes a "crime", how society responds to it, and how we explain crime and criminals have  changed over time. Similarly, those methods used to measure and compare crime have also changed and students will be introduced to the major sources of our understanding of what we know about the extent of crime in society. A broad survey of the origins, historical development of policing, prosecution, adjudication, sentencing and corrections in the United States will provide students with a basic understanding of the  administration of criminal justice and challenge them to decide whether the criminal justice system is a "system" or a "process". This course is being offered to 11th and 12th Graders recommending the completion of the  CTE Law Enforcement Course of study.