Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice
Instructors

David Dettmann
(952) 567-8026
ddettmann@swmetro.k12.mn.us
Laura Talvitie
(952) 567-8072
ltalvitie@swmetro.k12.mn.us

College Credits:
Normandale Community College 3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits are available per semester
To apply for college credit, students are required to fill out an application, provide a transcript and take a college entrance exam (Accuplacer). For those who do not qualify for concurrent credit, articulation is available.

Police and Community:
Fall 2016
  • Origin of U.S. Policing
  • Community Policing
  • Arrest and Booking
  • Police Shootings
  • Racial Profiling
  • Terrorism and Law Enforcement
  • Patrol
  • Police Discretion
  • Police and Crime Fighting
  • Use of Force
  • Special Police Units
  • Police Conduct and Ethics
  • Deception
  • Investigation
  • ContemporaryPolicing
  • Calls for police Services
  • MN Post Board
  • Police Attitudes and Behaviors
  • Police and Domestic Violence
  • Police and Legal Issues
 
Intro. to Corrections:
Spring 2017
  • Origins of Corrections
  • Understanding Recidivism
  • Jails and Prisons
  • Boot Camps
  • Juvenile Courts
  • The War on Drugs and Prison
  • Restorative Justice Model
  • Chemical Dependency and the Law
  • Philosophy of Corrections and Changes
  • Probation and Parole
  • Plea Bargaining
  • Life Sentences
  • The Death Penalty
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences/ Truth in Sentencing Policies
  • Social Interventions and Juvenile Diversion
  • Community Corrections
  • Drug Courts
  • Minorities and Incarceration
  • Treatment vs. Punishment
  • Three Strikes and You're Out
  • Policies Discretion: Judges, Lawyers, Parole Boards
Intro. to Criminal Justice:
Fall  2017
  • Crime and Social Control
  • Bill of Rights
  • Crime and the News
  • Traditional Policing
  • Minorities and CJ System
  • Sentencing
  • Police Conduct
  • Recruitment Process and MN Post Requirements
  • Three Eras of Policing
  • Criminal Law
  • Crime in the U.S.
  • Community Policing
  • Courts
  • Corrections
  • Death Penalty
  • Discretion in the CJ System
  • Crime Trends and Crime Mythology
  • Official Sources of Crime Data
  • Types of Patrol
  • Criminal Trial Process
  • Police Purposes
  • Police Challenges
  • Police and Legal Issues

Juvenile Justice (JJ) and Delinquency:
Spring  2018
  • Discretion and the JJ System
  • Delinquency and Youth Crime
  • Family and Delinquency
  • Gang Delinquency
  • Theories of Juvenile Crime and Delinquency
  •  Illegal Drug Use and Delinquency
  • Landmark Juvenile Justice Cases
  • Juvenile Crime Trends
  • Measuring Delinquency
  • Schools and Delinquency
  • Police and Delinquency
  • Society's Changing View/Status of Children
  •  Status Offenses
  • Violent Youth Crime
  • Gender and Delinquency
  • Juvenile Court
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Juvenile Court Act

Fees:
$10- American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certificate 
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