• Course Syllabus 

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1    Ms. L. Smith  


    Welcome to Criminal Justice 1. I am looking forward to a great year and we can all make this an excellent academic and learning experience. 

    Forest High School rules and regulations apply in classroom. 



    We will also be sanitizing hands and wiping down desk. 

    Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the history, goals, and career opportunities in the Criminal Justice Profession.  It also covers ethics and professionalism, constitutional and criminal laws, court and trial process, juvenile justice system, and the correctional system. Students will also be instructed on personal, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as demonstrate employable skills.   

    Tardies: You are considered tardy if you are not in your seat when the second bell rings. 

    Restroom: Please use the restroom before and after class, we will handle emergencies accordingly. You will be given 3 restroom passes per 9 weeks. Please refrain from asking to go to the restroom during lectures and presentations.  

    Late Assignments: Will not be accepted unless you have an excused absence or prior arrangements are made with the teacher. If you are going to be absent the date a project is due; projects should be turned in prior to your absence.  

    Make up Work: Missed work should be made up within the week of the absence.  Students are allowed 5 school days from an excused absence to make up missed work. Make up work is the student’s responsibility. Please check website for assignments. 

    Electronic Devices: Are prohibited in class unless used for class assignments.  

    If you caught on an unauthorized site in class, you will forfeit the use of your cell phone in class.  

    Grading System: 

    Classwork/Quizzes/ Participation:40% 

    Test/Projects and Presentations:60% 

    Grading Scale: 

    90 – 100A 

    80 – 89B 

    70 – 79C 

    60 -69 D 

    59- 0F 

    Instructional Methods: Lectures, group work, projects, presentations from law enforcement agencies, student presentations, critical thinking exercises, problem solving strategies.    

    Materials Needed: 

    Pencils & Pens 

    Poster board for class projects 

    Objective: To prepare students to become college ready and or work force ready by completing 3 years of course work in Criminal Justice. Completion of 3 years allows students to receive the Gold Seal for completion and become eligible to receive college credit.  


    Contact Information: the best way to contact me is through e-mail: Lillie.Smith @ marion.k12.fl.us