COURSE CODE: 8703

Criminal Justice II

SCED Code: 15051
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Students apply knowledge learned in Criminal Justice I through practical scenarios involving crime scene investigation, criminal investigation, and crisis intervention. Students explore trends in in correctional standards and in identifying and preventing terror threats. This course prepares students for careers as lawyers, forensics specialists, and law enforcement and corrections officers. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Correction Services
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation, Parole Officer
Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Dispatcher
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
Law Enforcement Services
  • Customs Inspector
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Police Officer
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • U.S. Marshal
Legal Services
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Court Reporter
  • Paralegal
Security and Protective Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Security Officer

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