COURSE INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES


Module 1 - Crime and Its Consequences - understanding crime trends, crime reporting and media.


Module 2 - Historical Development of Police - law enforcement's evolution.


Module 3 - American Law Enforcement Today - comparative study of jurisdictions.


Module 4 - The System of American Justice - court systems, three part system - law enforcement - trial courts and corrections.


Module 5 - The Juvenile Justice Process - juvenile court system and philosophy.


Module 6 - Constitutional Law - Bill of Rights, concepts of due process and reasonable doubt.  What is a crime/court  

                     structure-State and Federal Courts/probation and parole.


Module 7 - The Process of American Justicetrial by jury, the formal arraignment/charging for misdemeanors and

                     felonies/preliminary hearing/grand jury/discovery motions/pretrial interviews/suppression hearings/

                     plea bargains/diversion.


Module 8 - Courtroom Testimony and Demeanor - preparing for trial, examination of witnesses.


Module 9 - General Aspects of Criminal Law - classification of offenses elements of an offense, criminal intent, burden of proof,

                     reasonable doubt, accessories and principals to crimes.


Module 10 - Crimes Against the Person - homicide, crimes of restraint, robbery, extortion, types of assaults, battery, and sex



Module 11 - Crimes Against Property - burglary, arson, theft, shoplifting, receiving stolen property, forgery, false identification.


Module 12 - Crimes Against Public Order and Morality - public disturbances, riots, unlawful assembly, disturbing the peace,
                        resisting arrest, obscenity and pornography, indecent exposure, exhibitionism, prostitution, pandering, gambling.


 Module 13 - Driving Under the Influence - detection of drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The driving,

                         the traffic stop, conducting field sobriety tests and the arrest. Implied consent, chemical tests, and refusals.


 Module 14 - Traffic Laws and Defensive Driving - enforcement, general provisions, the driving privilege, motorist

                         responsibilities, vehicle equipment, rules of the road, and the driving environment.


 Module 15 - White Collar Crimes - tax evasion, false advertising, mail fraud, securities fraud, monopolies, and antitrust crimes.


 Module 16 - The Civil Law Process - tort law and contract law, civil trial, civil remedies, remedies in civil disputes, exceptions to

                         remedies, enforcing remedies, alternatives to litigation.


 Module 17 - Tort Liability: Duties to Others - tort law rights, intentional torts, defenses to intentional torts, negligence,

                         failure to act, other types of liability, defamation - slander and libel.


 Module 18 - Police Field Operations and Patrol - activities of patrol division, distribution of patrol force, types of patrol, traffic

                        control, criminal apprehension, maintenance of order and public peace.


 Module 19 - Community Policing - paramilitary nature of policing institutions, command and discretion, watchman style,

                        legalistic style, service style policing, community involvement, limitations of community policing.


Module 20 - Cultural Diversity - stereotyping, prejudice, gender equity, minority group problems.


Module 21 - Tactical Communication - de-escalation of verbal conflict, body language inflection choice of terminology.


Module 22 - Professionalism and Ethics - Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.


Module 23 - Report Writing - field notes, reports in general, principals of clarity, documentation, witness statements,

                        facts vs. non facts.


Module 24 - Powers to Arrest - citizen's rights, booking, bail, arraignment, citizen's arrest procedure, and use of deadly force.


Module 25 - Search and Seizure - search of person, search of the vehicle and home.


Module 26 - Forensic Science - History of forensics, medical examiner, forensic scientists, examining evidence, techniques of

                        forensic science, firearms and tool marks, forensic psychiatry and profiling, questioned document examination.


Module 27 - Crime Scene Investigation - Investigator responsibilities, evidence collection and documentation.


Module 28 - Protection and Collection of Evidence - Securing scene, processing protocol, collecting process and proper

                        handling, proper tagging and labeling of evidence.


Module 29 - Traffic Accident Investigation Basics - Importance of accident investigation, collision vs. non-collision,

                        collection of evidence, hit-and-run, follow-up.


Module 30 - Traffic Direction and Control - Regulating pedestrian and vehicular traffic, scene management at unusual



Module 31 - Private Protective Services - history of security, modern security, regulating security, training.


Module 32 - Traditional Gateway Drugs - the addictive personality, physical, emotional, and social reasons for drug use,

                       physiological and psychological effects, characteristics of drug users. Narcotics, marijuana, hashish, cocaine,

                       PCP, amphetamines, heroin, and others. Depression, symptoms of addicts, withdrawal symptoms, and other

                       social problems associated with use.


Module 33 - Street Gangs - instruction will include types of gangs, initiations, language, graffiti, tattoos, territories, dress, how

                       gangs are named:  prison gangs - Black Guerrilla Family, Nuestra Familia, Mexican Mafia, Texas Syndicate,

                       Aryan Brotherhood, Tongs.


Module 34 - Organized Crime - Mafia operations, godfathers, crime families, the 21st Century.


Module 35 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - American Red Cross adult CPR instruction in one-rescuer CPR

                       resuscitation, and obstructed airway.


Module 36 - Standard First Aid - American Red Cross basic first aid, bleeding control, splinting, burns, heat emergencies, 

                       and rescues.


Module 37 - Emergency Preparedness/Natural Disasters - earthquakes, fire, flood, tornado, and other natural disasters.

Module 38 - Employment Skills Unit - applications, resumes, interviews, follow-up.

Module 39 - Career Pathways in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections

                       and Security - Career outlook, the legal services pathway, security and public services pathway, emergency

                        and fire management pathway, law enforcement services and corrections pathways.


Module 40 - Forensic Pathology - role of the pathologist, activities performed by pathologists, responsibilities at the death

                       scene, and the autopsy.


Module 41 - Forensic Pathology - investigations involving poison, collection of toxins, understanding testing procedures,

                      confirming and interpreting test results and expert testimony.


Module 42 - Intro to Corrections - Legacy of the past, role of prisons, goals of incarceration, officer role, types of and

                       organization of prisons.


Module 43 - Fire Protection Careers - the nature of fire fighters work, working conditions, qualifications, training,

                       advancement, employment and job outlook.

Module 44 - Intro to Terrorism - what is terrorism, terrorism in the 21st Century, terrorist behavior, goals and motivations of

                       terrorists, the intent of terrorists, terrorist groups, categories of terrorist groups, the evolution of terrorism and future

                       trends in terrorism.

Module 45 - DNA Evidence: The Smoking Gun - value of “DNA”, the double helix, techniques of DNA analysis, collection and

                      preservation of DNA evidence, understanding the DNA fingerprinting process using DNA to help solve a crime

                      and DNA evidence in court.


Module 46 - Fingerprints “Your Personal Signature” -  history of identification, getting a grip on fingerprints, making matching

                       easier – classifying prints, recording and lifting prints.

Module 47 - Cyber Crime – Cyber theft, cyber vandalism, and cyber terrorism.


Module 48 - Analyzing Trace Evidence/Methods of Comparison/and

                      Hair Follicles -  establishing value of trace evidence, what is trace evidence, how trace evidence is collected and      

             submitted, understanding scientific instruments, linking crime to hair found at the scene.


Module 49 - Analyzing Trace Evidence / Fibers / Glass / Paint

                      Soils and Plants - Compare and classify cloth fibers, list  properties of fibers useful for forensic comparisons, 

                      collection of fiber evidence/describe the importance of glass proper color, shape, surface characteristics, optical

                      and chemical properties in identifying glass through comparisons/describe the proper collection and preservation

                      of forensic paint evidence/forensic properties of soil, proper collection of soil evdence.


Module 50 - Analyzing Trace Evidence/Explosives / Firearms / Body Fluids / Bite Marks/ Headlamp Filaments / Impressions

                      Physical Matches -  chemistry and lab analysis, explosives, firearms, body fluids, bite mark analysis, shoe prints and



Module 51 - Homeland Security - Creation, Role and Mission of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs

                       Enforcement, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection.


Module 52 - Crime Scene Photography Basics - understanding crime scene photography, history of crime scene photography,

                       modern forensic photography, creating an accurate record, crime scene cameras of today, and photographing the

                       different types of specific crime scenes.


                    Module 53 - History and Development of Jails and Prisons – origins and evolution of incarceration, the role and history of local jails, the

                                          differences between state and federal prisons, incarceration of women in the United States.


                    Module 54 - Principles of American Democracy – principles of government, origins of modern government, historical foundations of our government,

                                          the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, separation of powers – checks and balances, amendments to the Constitution. 

                                          the principles of government, origins of modern government, historical foundations of our government,


                                       Module 55 - Americans, Citizenship and Their Role in Government – America’s diverse population, duties and responsibilities of American citizens,  

                                          the right to vote and growth of American political parties, the process of being nominated and getting elected to political office.

                                          Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution, separation of powers – checks and balances, amendments to the Constitution. 


                                   Module 56 - The President, Vice President and Congress the role, responsibilities and power of the President, the role, responsibilities and

                                 power of the Vice President, the role of the President’s wife whose official title is the First Lady, the role, responsibilities and power of

                                 Congress, citizens help pay for their government by paying taxes, other fees and fines.