1. 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...

  2. Lesson Plan: Elements of Crime and Categories of Punishment

    • Resource ID: 13621
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Students will learn about elements of an offense, defenses used, and punishment categories. Students will explore the impact of having a misdemeanor or felony on record and research criminal defenses.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. Lesson Plan: Cultural Diversity

    • Resource ID: 13639
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson provides an overview of cultural diversity and encourages students to investigate cultural influences in law enforcement.
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 
  11. 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. 
  12. 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...
  13. Lesson Plan: The State and Federal Court Systems

    • Resource ID: 13609
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to basic functions of the US court systems. Students also learn to differentiate the state and federal court structures and cases.
  14. Lesson Plan: Community Oriented Policing

    • Resource ID: 13615
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson covers Community-Oriented Policing which is a recent and controversial concept in law enforcement. 
  15. Lesson Plan: LPSCS Other Offenses

    • Resource ID: 13627
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will distinguish among the different types of crimes and their punishments, and analyze the different positions people have on gun control.
  16. Lesson Plan: Defenses to Criminal Prosecution

    • Resource ID: 13635
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson teaches students about the different types of prosecution and which criminal defenses are available for criminals. Students will then work independently to research a particular defense. Once students have completed this, they will group into teams and create hypothetical situations to...
  17. Lesson Plan: Miranda Warning

    • Resource ID: 13619
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to various scenarios of Miranda warning.
  18. Lesson Plan: Law - Kidnapping, Restraint and Smuggle

    • Resource ID: 13625
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the Texas Penal Code related to kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and smuggling.
  19. Lesson Plan: Criminal Homicide - Texas Penal Code

    • Resource ID: 13629
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12

    In this lesson, students will learn about the Texas Penal Code: Criminal Homicide chapter. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct research on a serial killer and give a presentation on the activity.

  20. Lesson Plan: Juvenile Law

    • Resource ID: 13645
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students discuss processing and rights for juveniles in custody.