Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

  •  CJ

    Be the hand of justice that upholds the law, protects our rights, and keeps our communities safe.

                                                                            

      What will my classes be like?

    You will learn the legal process starting from the investigation, to the arrest, and the law behind it all. You will be introduced to the history of law enforcement, constitutional law, Illinois law, as well as the legal system and courts.

    Just imagine yourself as a police officer protecting the community, a detective investigating the evidence, or being a lawyer and presenting evidence in the courtroom.

     

    Program Description

    Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement I

    This program is designed to introduce students to various aspects of law enforcement and the legal system. Students will be introduced to the history of law enforcement, constitutional law, Illinois law, and the courts and legal system.  Students will discover communication and dispatch operations, create reports, analyze records and criminal investigations, establish proper search and seizure procedures, and encourage community relationships.  Students will also hear from various industry speakers who will expand on the multitude of career opportunities in the criminal justice field.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing experiences and develop law enforcement skills and ethics to enhance employability. 

    Students will also be involved in many related field trips designed to further their criminal justice career pursuit, which include Marseilles Military training facility, Morton Crime Lab, and the Mclean County Law & Justice Center.  The students will also be taught proper crime scene investigation techniques and then asked to process a crime scene without contaminating the crime scene.

     

    All Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement students will be CPR certified. 

     Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement II

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement I

      Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of experiences through extended campus settings.  Students will be introduced to police administration, a variety of management styles, interviewing techniques, preliminary investigations, police security services, pursuits, arrests and expand their knowledge of computer systems.  Students will examine different avenues of criminal justice such as social work and probation, court reporting, and paralegal services.  Finally, students will participate in job shadowing experiences and develop law enforcement skills and ethics to enhance employability.

    Employment Opportunities

     
    • Air Marshal
    • Bailiff
    • Blood Spatter Analyst
    • Border Patrol Agent
    • CIA Analyst
    • CIA Officer
    • Computer Forensics Investigator
    • Conservation Officer
    • Correctional Officer
    • Correctional Treatment Specialist
    • Court Clerk
    • Court Reporter
    • Crime Lab Analyst
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Criminal Investigator
    • Criminal Law Paralegal
    • Customs and Border Protection Officer
    • DEA Agent
    • Deputy Sheriff
    • Detective
    • Emergency Dispatch Operator
    • Emergency Management Director
    • FBI Agent
    • Fire Investigator
    • First-line Police Officer
    • First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officers
    • First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives
    • Fish and Game Warden
    • Forensic Accountant
    • Forensic Anthropologist
    • Forensic Ballistics Expert
    • Forensic Nurse
    • Forensic Psychologist
    • Forensic Science Technician
    • Fraud Investigator
    • Homeland Security
    • Homicide Detective
    • ICE Agent
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Juvenile Probation Officer
    • Lawyer
    • Narcotics Officer
    • Paralegal
    • Parking Enforcement Worker
    • Police Officer
    • Private Investigator
    • Probation Officer
    • Secret Service Agent
    • Security Guard  
    • State Trooper 
    • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
    •  Transit/Railroad Police
    • Transportation Security Screener 
    • United States Park Police 
    • US Marshal 
    • Victims Advocate Youth Correctional Counselor

     

     

    Contact Information             

    Jeff Caughron, Instructor caughronj@district87.org