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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice pathway is a 2 year pathway and this course is hosted at Plymouth High School.  This course includes specialized classroom and practical experiences related to public safety occupations including law enforcement, loss protection services, and homeland security.  Potential careers in this pathway include lawyer, judge, police officers, DNR officer, security officer, detective, forensic scientist and many more.  

North Central CTE Cooperative partners with LLN (Marshall County Lifelong Learning Network) to offer this opportunity for students in the CTE Cooperative. 

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Criminal Justice Courses

Course Description

Criminal Justice will give students an overview of the three primary elements of the  criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections.  Students opportunities to use skills to reconstruct crash scenes and will participate in criminal investigation simulations to learn scientific knowledge related to anatomy, biology and chemistry. Training will be similar to that provided by officially designated law enforcement agencies. 

Dual Credit

Ivy Tech Community College provides the opportunity for students to earn up to 15 CRIM dual credits, including:

101 Intro to Criminal Justice Systems 

105  Intro to Criminology

110  Intro to Law Enforcement

103 Cultural Awareness

130 Intro to Corrections

Krista Everdon - Criminal Justice Instructor

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Arts in English

I will be in my fourth year of teaching Criminal Justice this school year (2022-2023) and I will have been teaching a total of seven years as I taught general education writing at the college level as well. I love teaching Criminal Justice because there are many opportunities for creative activities while at the same time being realistic. One of my favorite activities is to have a mock crime scene and a mock trial in which the students are in roles of the victim(s), suspect(s), witnesses, CSI techs, police officers, detectives, judge, bailiff, jury members, prosecutor, defense attorney, and expert witnesses. Students enjoy this activity as they find it fun and they learn what is expected of them to perform their role and how the criminal justice system works. I am excited for this school year to begin!

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