Have you ever thought about a career as a police officer, an FBI or DEA agent, or any occupation that seeks to pursue justice for all? Careers in criminal justice can be found at local, county, state, federal, and international levels, and even in the private sector. Explore some of the various occupations in this field through this course, while simultaneously learning how they interact with each other and other first responders.
Discover important aspects of criminal justice careers, such as implementing interviewing techniques, collaborating with other agencies and departments, cooperating with global partners, and communicating with various audiences. All of these tasks are completed while understanding the importance of ethical decision-making in criminal justice. It is important to know and have the character required to know the difference between right and wrong to be successful in this field. If a career in criminal justice is something you hope to pursue, the course ends with some helpful information for finding employment in criminal justice.
During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in private security by differentiating between public security agents and private security workers, explaining the history of private security, and describing private security careers.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in criminal justice by summarizing the roles of the United States Border Security and SWAT team members, differentiating between detectives and private investigators, and explaining the purpose of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in medical emergency and fire departments by explaining the roles of emergency medical services, explaining the roles of fire services, and describing student and community organizations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of INTERPOL by describing the goals of INTERPOL, explaining the collaboration between law enforcement and INTERPOL, and describing the roles within INTERPOL.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of interrogation in law enforcement by describing interview techniques used by law enforcement, explaining communication of police officers with suspects and inmates, and describing elements of wrongful convictions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethics in the criminal justice system by describing the code of ethics for the criminal justice system, explaining ethical quandaries in the criminal justice field, and describing constitutional laws’ impact on law enforcement officials.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of communication in criminal justice by explaining the purpose of communication codes and the phonetic alphabet, describing communication tools and techniques used by police officers, and summarizing problems resulting from communication across multiple agencies.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of finding careers in criminal justice by summarizing sources of information for employment in criminal justice fields, describing elements of the application process, explaining job interview techniques, and describing the process for making job changes.
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