2020 - 2021 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

5148/5149 Justice, Law, and Society, Introduction A/B

0.5 credit per semester

Students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the judicial branch at the national, state, and local levels of government to establish a foundation of understanding of the American legal system; explore careers in criminology; forensic sciences and investigation skills; and police work at local, state, and federal levels; explore a crime from beginning to end through the eyes of the public professional responsible for law enforcement; and examine the same set of facts from a civil perspective.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

Special Program or Cluster Designations:
  • Career Clusters and Career and Technology Education - Law, Government, Public Safety, & Administration
  • Additional Course Information:

Justice, Law, and Society, Introduction A/B

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