Academy of Legal Studies (HALS) Pre-Law Magnet

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Students will study social behavior as it pertains to the justice system. They will analyze social behavior and study its origins, development, organization, and institutions in order to develop a body of knowledge about social order, social disorder, and social change.

Forensic investigation is taught within the Forensic Science Art Elective Class.  Students learn how to conduct forensic investigations utilizing Criminal Investigation Kits.  Students explore forensic investigation careers such as sketch artist and detective work.  Guest speakers include active and retired police officers and investigators.

Students will explore criminal investigation through the Forensic Art Class Elective course and by being part of the magnet program. They will work with police officers and Criminal Investigation Teams to conduct investigations on and off campus, utilizing authentic forensic investigation kits. Learners will also participate in presentations given by professionals in the field of criminal investigation and criminal justice.

Learners will explore the spectrum of justice careers and participate in presentations given by a variety of support professionals.

Learners will explore social science as a discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government throughout history to the present. Political science intersects with other fields; including economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory.

Magnet students will work with local, state, and national law enforcement agencies to explore career opportunities in the justice system.

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Students will have the opportunity to work in the field of sketch artistry and artistic reconstruction of crime victims and crime scenes.