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. Lesson Plan: Crime Scene Search

    • Resource ID: 13657
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A big part of a police officer’s job is responding to crimes and crime scenes. It is crucial that evidence is found, protected, and properly collected to help find who committed the crimes and/or so it can be used in court for the criminal conviction of the suspect(s). This lesson...
  3. Lesson Plan: Development of Latent Prints

    • Resource ID: 13659
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Crime Scene Investigators are often expected to develop latent fingerprints on items of evidence before comparisons of fingerprints can be made. In this lesson, students will learn about the different types of fingerprints and the chemicals used to pick them up at crime scenes. A lab is...
  4. Lesson Plan: LPSCS Patrol Techniques

    • Resource ID: 13663
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    Through this lesson, the student will be able to identify why officers patrol and how they prepare for patrol, discuss the different methods and patterns of patrols, analyze scenarios that a patrol officer could have an impact on through patrolling, and create proposals about how the problems in...
  5. Lesson Plan: Crowd Control

    • Resource ID: 13685
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    There are times an officer will come across riotous crowds on the street. The officer needs to be able to safely control the crowds while working as a team with other officers. This lesson will introduce students to effective ways of crowd control operations performed by officers.
  6. Lesson Plan: Crash Scene Investigation

    • Resource ID: 13695
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson familiarizes students with the laws and policies regarding vehicle crashes, as there is a large amount of detail that goes into investigating and documenting a motor vehicle crash.
  7. Lesson Plan: Emergency Management

    • Resource ID: 13697
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson focuses on learning about emergency management, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), state emergency organizations, local emergency officials and organizations, and the role of law enforcement in...
  8. Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Levels and Functions of Criminal Courts

    • Resource ID: 13720
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will conduct research on the levels and functions of city, county, and state level courts.
  9. Lesson Plan: Pretrial and Courtroom Procedures

    • Resource ID: 13722
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson. students will understand the roles and functions of the court system. and identify the phases of a trial and the procedures followed in the courtroom.
  10. Lesson Plan: Legal Systems

    • Resource ID: 13567
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will understand the importance of crime scene evidence and the different divisions who handle evidence from collection to courtroom.
  11. Lesson Plan: Property Offenses

    • Resource ID: 13631
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Police officers must respond to property-crime calls. They must be able to distinguish the call as that of a specific property crime to file the appropriate charges. This lesson provides the student the opportunity to practice this skill using case studies/sample crimes.
  12. Lesson Plan: Common Problems in Law Enforcement

    • Resource ID: 13716
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This lesson focuses on the most common problems that occur in law enforcement including electronic crimes, hate crimes, and human trafficking. 
  13. Lesson Plan: Interagency Partnerships

    • Resource ID: 13739
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss collaboration between agencies in the criminal justice system. Students will also complete a scenario-based activity, in which they will work together to form a collaborative solution to a problem.
  14. Lesson Plan: Math and Science in LPSCS

    • Resource ID: 13749
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss and apply mathematics and science applications in LPSCS. Additionally, students will research requirements for a career in LPSCS and describe how math and science apply to hiring and educational requirements.
  15. Scope and Sequence: Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Resource ID: 19454
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 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...
  16. Scope and Sequence: Practicum in LPSCS/ Extended Practicum in LPSCS

    • Resource ID: 19455
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security/ Extended Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster®...
  17. Scope and Sequence: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Resource ID: 19444
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 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...
  18. Scope and Sequence: Law Enforcement I

    • Resource ID: 19445
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Law Enforcement I 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...
  19. Scope and Sequence: Law Enforcement II

    • Resource ID: 19446
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Law Enforcement II 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...
  20. Scope and Sequence: Forensic Science

    • Resource ID: 19447
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Forensic Science 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 description...