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Criminal Law and Justice

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General Description

Prerequisite: None

We will touch on broad and specific legal topics to give students a better understanding of law and how it affects you in real life. We will use case studies, individual research, group discussion / debate, guest speakers and mock trials throughout the course in order to reach our goal. Dueling opinions and lively debate should be the norm in this course making the class fun, enriching and meaningful.


Criminal Law & Justice is a semester long social studies elective that serves as an introductory course to individual rights, law, and legal systems in the United States. Units will include… Constitutional Rights, Introduction to Law, Constitutional Law,  Criminal Law, and the Criminal Justice Process Civil Law (Torts, Contracts and Family Law).

Theory of Action

Enumclaw High School Social Studies Teachers are passionate about the wide-ranging subject matter that we teach. We believe History, Psychology, Civics, Contemporary Issues and the various interest-based classes we offer promote an informed citizenry ready to participate in the future of our country. The Social Studies Department is committed to developing authentic learning experiences in our various curricula designed to engage students through promoting a deeper understanding of the world around us.