2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Criminal Justice I (8702/36 weeks, 140 hours)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
- Identify classroom safety rules and procedures.
- Follow general safety procedures.
- Identify school safety policies and procedures.
- Identify equipment safety rules and procedures.
- Earn OSHA 10 certification.
- Cite causes of back injuries and methods for preventing them.
- Cite slip, trip, and fall injuries and methods for preventing them.
- Outline the minimum physical fitness standards for law enforcement officers.
- Define risk management.
Introducing the Criminal Justice System
Preparing for a Career in Criminal Justice
Understanding the Rule of Law
- Differentiate among criminal, civil, and case law.
- Identify the constitutional rights of persons stopped, detained, and/or placed under arrest.
- Define crime.
- Identify felonies and misdemeanors, including traffic violations.
- Identify traffic codes and criminal violations, using the Code of Virginia.
- Identify crimes against persons and crimes against property.
- Define probable cause, and explain how it might be established.
- Define rules of evidence, and explain their importance.
- Define probable cause to arrest.
- Define the elements of the use-of-force continuum.
- Describe factors an officer must consider when faced with the use of deadly force.
- Describe standards required for the handling and use of deadly weapons.
- Identify the initial responsibilities of officers responding to emergencies.
- Describe the purposes of traffic regulations.
- Describe the officer’s roles in the enforcement of traffic laws and the investigation of traffic violations.
- Describe techniques for vehicle stops.
- Identify high-risk situations an officer may face.
- Define crime prevention.
- Describe methods for protecting persons.
- Describe crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED).
- Explore the responsibility of the student when hearing of potential danger and/or threats to other students or the school.
- Describe community policing.
Investigating a Crime Scene
- Analyze the application of the Fourth Amendment to search and seizure.
- Identify types of evidence associated with various crimes.
- Describe communication skills for the crime scene investigator.
- Describe the investigating officer’s tasks when working on criminal cases.
- Describe documenting a crime scene, using photography.
- Describe documenting a crime scene, using a sketch.
- Describe documenting a crime scene, using notes.
- Describe a systematic search for physical evidence.
- Describe the collection of physical evidence.
Exploring the Courts
- Identify organizational structure and responsibilities of federal, state, and local courts.
- Define bail, arraignment, preliminary hearing, grand jury, indictment, true bill vs. no bill, and trial in a criminal case.
- Describe the roles of the judge, bailiff, prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, and jury.
- Describe professional demeanor in court.
- Describe the sentencing process.
Applying Criminal Justice Communication Skills
Understanding Juvenile Justice
- Describe the history and the purpose of the juvenile justice system.
- Describe the scope of authority of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Virginia.
- Identify constitutional guarantees affecting juveniles taken into custody.
- Outline the stages of a typical juvenile case from arrest through adjudication.
- Describe dispositions available through Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
- Explain procedures for handling juveniles’ records.