TEKS-ALIGNED COURSE

Court Systems & Practices

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Court Systems & Practices course is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal procedures such as search and seizure, stop and frisk and interrogation.

ico_teksmet.svg Percentage of TEKS Met 66%
ico_totallessons.svg Total Lessons 18
ico_gradelevel.svg Grade Level 10-12
ico_projact.svg Projects & Activities 152
ico_assessments.svg Assessments 50

SAMPLE LESSON | Court Systems & Structures

Each lesson includes media-rich presentations, a pre-made lesson plan, assessments and engaging real-world projects and activities. To get an idea of what iCEV offers, explore the sample lesson and resources below.

COURSE LESSONS

  • Criminal Justice Terminology   
  • U.S. Constitution Basics  
  • Court Systems & Structures      
  • Criminal Justice & Court Systems         
  • Crime Defined    
  • Criminal Law History & Development 
  • Types of Criminal Defenses      
  • Evidence Collection: Laws & Regulation          
  • Arrest Procedure           
  • Law Enforcement’s Role in Court         
  • Civil Law Procedures     
  • Business Law Basics       
  • Contract & Employment Law    
  • Ethical Practices in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Exploring Careers: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security         
  • Employability Skills        
  • Introduction to Professional Communication 
  • Written Communication Practices