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  • Course Code
    SS.SS020
    Content Area
    Social Studies
    Description
    Law and Justice is designed for students interested in building a deeper understanding of our system of legal justice in the United States. Through critical thinking and analysis, students will explore the diverse areas of our legal system, including criminal, civil, and constitutional. Students will learn about historical developments and current practices in criminal law, corrections, and the courts. Throughout the course, they will build an understanding of the meaning of justice, and the relationship between criminal justice and our legal system.
    Note: This course is designed for students who have an interest in our legal system but it does NOT replace or fulfill the United States Government requirement.

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Unit Description
Details
SSLJ1Purpose of Law
This unit focuses on the history of law within the United States.
Students will understand how our laws and legal system have been shaped by historical developments of the past.
SSLJ2Crime in the United States
This unit will focus on elements of crime in the United States.
Students will understand the impact of crime on society and the measures put in place to prevent it.
SSLJ3Components of the Criminal Justice Process
This unit focuses on the components of the legal system which include police, courts, and corrections systems.
Students will understand how police, courts, and corrections interact to create a just society.
SSLJ4Contemporary Issues in Law
This unit focuses on the complex contemporary issues facing the American Justice System.
Students will understand how our legal system addresses contemporary issues in law.