1. Scope and Sequence: Criminal Investigation

    • Resource ID: 19448
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Criminal Investigation course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief...
  2. Criminal Investigation

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and...
  3. Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private...
  4. Forensic Science

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Forensic Science is a course that introduces students to the application of science to connect a violation of law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. Students will learn terminology and procedures related to the search and examination of physical evidence in criminal...
  5. Teacher Guidebook for Criminal Justice Law Enforcement II

    • Resource ID: TABC_LEII
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Too Young To Drink is a website created by the Education and Prevention Division of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to help serve the communities of Texas by providing an easier way to resource information and order our publications.
    Underage alcohol consumption has been a...
  6. Lesson Plan: Professional Attire

    • Resource ID: 13295
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the professional dress and grooming standards expected in LPSCS careers.
  7. Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security: Personal Management Information

    • Resource ID: 13323
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  8. Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security: Project Management

    • Resource ID: 13325
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  9. Lesson Plan: Scientific Method

    • Resource ID: 13552
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn to use the scientific method to solve an investigation, including all the steps of the method and an experiment in forensic analysis.
  10. Lesson Plan: Scientific Reasoning

    • Resource ID: 13554
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Scientific reasoning is a skill necessary to forensic science. Forensic scientists need to be able to use scientific reasoning in order to process a crime scene and the evidence found there.
  11. Lesson Plan: Using the Scientific Methods

    • Resource ID: 13556
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    The ability to use scientific methods is a critical skill in problem solving and forensic science. An investigator will use scientific methods to analyze evidence, determine what happened at a crime scene, and to narrow down a suspect pool. Through this lesson, students will use dimensional...
  12. Lesson Plan: Ethical Standards in Forensic Science

    • Resource ID: 13560
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research and create a presentation over the code of ethics and professional practices in the field of forensic science.
  13. Lesson Plan: History of Forensic Science

    • Resource ID: 13562
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil law making the scientist in the crime laboratory an active participant in the criminal justice system.  An understanding of the origin and development of forensic science is imperative for effective communication in the courtroom...
  14. Lesson Plan: Role of Forensic Pathologists and Anthropologists

    • Resource ID: 13564
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn about the role of pathologists and anthropologists in criminal investigations. Students will have the opportunity to research a forensic science related career and create an informational brochure for that career.
  15. Lesson Plan: Forensic Glass Analysis

    • Resource ID: 13571
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Glass fragments located at a crime scene can be essential to determining the identity and sometimes the location of a suspect. However, in all cases, the forensic scientist is required to draw comparison samples and determine the class or category of the glass sample or glass fragment. In this...
  16. Lesson Plan: Trace Evidence - Hair and Fiber

    • Resource ID: 13574
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Trace evidence examination is often challenged in court for its uncertainty. Nonetheless, characterization of hair and fiber evidence has played an important role in providing investigative leads in many criminal cases. It is not to be replaced in its entirety by DNA analysis, but to be used...
  17. Lesson Plan: Footwear Impressions

    • Resource ID: 13580
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Impression evidence found at the crime scene often provides important investigative leads. In addition to defining class characteristics, it can also provide unique, individual characteristics that may lead to a specific source. This lesson is a lab in which students explore footwear impressions....
  18. Lesson Plan: DNA - Deoxyribonucleic Acid

    • Resource ID: 13590
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will experiment with DNA, one of the most valuable tools to verify identities, exclude suspects, and solve crimes. This lesson includes a laboratory experiment.
  19. Lesson Plan: Forensic Toxicology

    • Resource ID: 13592
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about forensic toxicology, the role of the toxicologist, collecting and preserving toxicological evidence, and techniques used to measure toxicology. Students will also conduct a chromatography lab and compute blood alcohol levels.
  20. Lesson Plan: Code of Ethics

    • Resource ID: 13605
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson is about the ethics a law enforcement officer must have, the difference between ethical and non-ethical behavior, and the role of the US Constitution in police work.