1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. Law Enforcement I

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. Students will understand the role of constitutional law at local, state, and federal levels; the U.S. legal system; criminal law; and law enforcement terminology and the...
  7. Law Enforcement II

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Law Enforcement II provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Students will understand ethical and legal responsibilities, patrol procedures, first responder roles, telecommunications, emergency equipment operations, and courtroom testimony.
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  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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. 
  17. 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. 
  18. 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. 
  19. 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. 
  20. 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.