Criminal Justice

Course Info

FCPS Grade Level and Course Credit information is found at the links to the left. The Virginia Department of Education Curriculum may be found using the links to the right. 

Criminal Justice Level I - VDOE CurriculumCriminal Justice Level II - VDOE Curriculum 

Course Description

Level I Course Description

Students are introduced to the legal foundations and processes, and the principles, techniques, and practices for exploring careers within the criminal justice system.

Level II Course Description

Students learn the legal foundations and processes, the principles, techniques, and practices for exploring careers within the criminal justice system, and the history of terrorism in the United States. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised, practical experience throughout the school year.

Class Features

Criminal Justice I

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice System
  • Preparing for a Career in Criminal Justice
  • Understanding the Rule of Law
  • Exploring Policy
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Exploring the Courts
  • Applying Criminal Justice Communication Skills
  • Understanding Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice II

  • Preparing for a career in Criminal Justice
  • Understanding the Rule of Law
  • Exploring Policy
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Exploring Corrections
  • Applying Criminal Justice Communication Skills
  • Exploring the Terror Threat

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills

Potential Career Opportunities 

  • Correction Officer
  • Game Warden
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Federal/State Inspector
  • Hotel/Retail/Business Security
  • Industrial/National Security
  • Police Cadet, Dispatcher, Officer
  • Security Guard
  • Private Investigator
  • Attorney

Our teachers, Mr. Russell and Mr. Kayajanian, share information about the Criminal Justice program. 

For students' perspectives on the Criminal Justice program at Edison Academy, watch these videos.