1. 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.
  2. Lesson Plan: Professionalism and Ethics in Corrections

    • Resource ID: 13334
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Regardless of the field, each organization has some standards by which it operates and expects its employees to follow.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is no different.  Professionalism and ethics play a key role in an employee’s success within the agency. Without them, you may...
  3. Lesson Plan: Self Defense Pressure Points

    • Resource ID: 13351
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the concept of self defense using pressure points. Students will have the opportunity to practice these methods with teacher's supervision.
  4. Lesson Plan: Emergency Plans and Procedures in a Correctional Facility

    • Resource ID: 13357
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various components of prison emergency plans and procedures. They will have the opportunity to create a floor plan for a prison and determine an emergency plan for that floor plan for various scenarios.
  5. Lesson Plan: History of Crime and Correction

    • Resource ID: 13362
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the history of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Knowing the history is important for establishing where the system began, and the struggles it has overcome to become the agency it is today.
  6. Lesson Plan: Correctional Services - Civil and Criminal Justice Systems

    • Resource ID: 13365
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the differences between the criminal and civil justice systems and how changes in those systems impact the correctional system.
  7. Lesson Plan: Constitutional Law

    • Resource ID: 13368
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students focus on constitutional law to examine protocols outlined by the 14th Amendment, summarize 5th Amendment rights, and examine trial, jury and due process rights.
  8. Lesson Plan: The Organization of Correctional Systems

    • Resource ID: 13372
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students examine the history of corrections in Texas and the United States, explore the impact of the United States legal system on the correctional system and differentiate between the civil and criminal justice systems and explain how change impacts correctional services.
  9. Lesson Plan: Interrogation

    • Resource ID: 13378
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the interrogation procedures. For law enforcement agents in all fields (police, court, and corrections) it is important to understand the rights of the prisoners and how to conduct interrogations while protecting those rights.
  10. Lesson Plan: Correctional Policy - Security and Control

    • Resource ID: 13380
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze the safety procedures that take place in various tasks at a correctional facility including cell and inmate searches.  
  11. Lesson Plan: Daily Operations of Correctional Facilities

    • Resource ID: 13383
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the daily operations of a correctional facility through independent projects, group presentations, and discussions.
  12. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - The Bill of Rights

    • Resource ID: 13403
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will understand the past and present battles in our courts that continually test the strength and longevity of our Bill of Rights.
  13. Lesson Plan: The Impact of Public Opinion and the Legislature on the Court System

    • Resource ID: 13406
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn to Identify factors that influence the court system and describe real life cases that have been affected by these factors.
  14. Lesson Plan: Courtroom Rules and Responsibilities

    • Resource ID: 13418
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss the roles of individuals in the courtroom, common courtroom terms, and rules of the courtroom. Students will also participate in a short mock trial to practice their skills.
  15. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - Impact of the 8th Amendment

    • Resource ID: 13430
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the 8th Amendment and describe policies the lawmakers must follow. In groups, students will be given a project that will allow them to compare punishment in the United States to other countries.
  16. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - Criminal Procedure

    • Resource ID: 13438
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will study the guidelines that impact the pretrial, trial, adjudication, and appeal processes, and understand the delicate relationships that impact these steps.
  17. Lesson Plan: The Pre-Trial Process, the Grand Jury, and the Bail Process

    • Resource ID: 13441
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will outline the Pre-Trial Process, describe the importance of the Grand Jury, and discuss the bail process.
  18. Lesson Plan: Rules of Discovery and Privileged Communications

    • Resource ID: 13444
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss the rules of discovery and privileged communication. Students will complete a case study activity in which they will apply the rules of discovery and privileged communication.
  19. Lesson Plan: Motions and Challenges to Evidence

    • Resource ID: 13447
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the motions and objections that may be utilized by an attorney. Students will have the opportunity to write scenarios for the various objections, and will play a game to assist them in learning the motions.
  20. Lesson Plan: Court Systems & Practices - Plea Bargaining

    • Resource ID: 13451
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In the lesson, students will explore the process of plea bargaining through group projects and role play activities.