1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. Lesson Plan: The Bill of Rights and the Criminal Trial Process

    • Resource ID: 13607
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    The Bill of Rights protects the rights of everyone involved in the criminal trial process. Law Enforcement officers must understand the rights in order to protect them. This lesson incorporates scenarios that help students better understand the Bill of Rights.
  4. Lesson Plan: Impact of Supreme Court Cases on Law Enforcement

    • Resource ID: 13611
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about criminal procedures, the Fourth Amendment, Mapp v. Ohio (1961), Terry  v. Ohio (1968), and Tennessee v. Garner (1984). Students will watch a search and seizure video, present about one of the court cases, and determine the primary and secondary evidence in...
  5. Lesson Plan: Civil Criminal Courts

    • Resource ID: 13613
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about civil law and criminal law. Students will also role play a civil or criminal offense and create an advertisement for a civil lawyer or criminal lawyer.
  6. Lesson Plan: Entry into the System - Arrests

    • Resource ID: 13617
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will apply their understanding of the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement during arrests of suspects as required by established criminal procedure and case law.
  7. Lesson Plan: Sexual Offenses - Texas Penal Code

    • Resource ID: 13633
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the various laws associated with crimes that are sexual in nature. 
  8. Lesson Plan: Verbal Communication

    • Resource ID: 13641
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson is an introduction to the communication skills necessary to work in law enforcement. 
  9. Lesson Plan: Drug Dangers

    • Resource ID: 13649
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson describes the most common drugs currently in use today. It discusses the signs and symptoms for each of the drugs, as well as signs of drug use in general. 
  10. Lesson Plan: Telecommunications

    • Resource ID: 13668
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson is focused on effective and efficient communication with other law enforcement officials. The phonetic alphabet is covered in depth. 
  11. Lesson Plan: Conflict Resolution

    • Resource ID: 13672
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn about conflict resolution skills. This lesson includes activities that can be used in multiple classes.
  12. Lesson Plan: Civil Procedure

    • Resource ID: 13682
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Law Enforcement officers primarily handle criminal law activities. However, there are some circumstances in which a law enforcement officer may become involved in the civil process. Officers must understand the different types of civil service, the limits on the use of force and entry, and the...
  13. Lesson Plan: Use of Force

    • Resource ID: 13687
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson will help students understand when to use force and how much force to use. Police work is a profession where the use of force, sometimes deadly force, can be an everyday element of the job. An officer needs to understand his or her limits in order to effectively make arrests and do the...
  14. Lesson Plan: Prisoner Transport

    • Resource ID: 13689
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    The transportation of prisoners by an officer must be conducted in a manner that provides for the safety of the officer, the prisoners, and the general public. Through this lesson, students will understand the safe procedures for transporting and searching prisoners without violating their...
  15. Lesson Plan: Emerging Technologies in Law Enforcement

    • Resource ID: 13703
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will research new technologies used in law enforcement, new technologies being developed, and analyze considerations for agencies to update or integrate new technology.
  16. Lesson Plan: Law - Principles of Making Laws

    • Resource ID: 13706
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the Bill of Rights, elements of a crime, classification of crimes, and procedures for enacting laws. Students will discuss breaking the law and the elements of arrest, research types of crimes and present to the class. 
  17. Lesson Plan: Public Safety Professionals Roles and Responsibilities

    • Resource ID: 13708
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate the roles of the public safety professionals, and identify the education and training required for various levels of law enforcement careers.
  18. Lesson Plan: Fire Department Communications

    • Resource ID: 13737
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss fire department communications, fill out incident reports, simulate E-9-1-1 calls, practice using portable radios, and simulate radio traffic.
  19. Lesson Plan: Law Enforcement I Victim's Rights

    • Resource ID: 13637
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson provides opportunities for students to investigate victims' rights through discussion and projects.Students in law enforcement will encounter victims of crime and need to be able to relay the rights afforded them under state and federal laws such as the  Victim and Witness Protection...
  20. Lesson Plan: Courtroom Roles and Responsibilities

    • Resource ID: 13670
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson teaches students about appropriate courtroom procedures and roles. A mock-trial is held to help students understand the importance of each role.