Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: No
Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security explores the foundational elements of our legal system alongside the work of public servants and first responders. The course begins by taking a broad perspective on the origin of law and the U.S. Constitution. Constitutional rights of citizens are defined and applied to specific areas of public service. In the area of law, the student will analyze the role and importance of the court system, the responsibilities of lawyers, and general courtroom procedures. In the area of public safety, the student will explore the roles of first responders such as police, firefighters, and EMTs. In the area of corrections, the student will learn crime classification, the differences between prisons and jails, and the various levels and functions of criminal courts. The student will also understand the work of both public and private security, including private bodyguards protecting celebrities and security for major public events. By the end of the course, the student will know the careers related to public service and law, the ethical considerations of each, and the pathways required to gain these careers.
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