Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts: Major, Psychology Minor, Sociology
Mrs. Chrystal Gonzalez
Welcome to my page! To tell you a little about myself, I was born and raised in Georgetown and I graduated from Georgetown High School. I went off to college in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After college I returned to Georgetown to work with the Williamson County Juvenile Services. I worked a total of 11 years with Juvenile Services; the last 8 years as a Juvenile Probation Officer.
I am married and have two lovely boys. I love spending time with my family. My family time is usually spent on the soccer field, football field, baseball field, and basketball court.
Phone: (512) 943-1800
(512) 943-5000 ext. 8010
Welcome to East View High School Criminal Justice Program. Upon completion of this program, you will acquire all necessary knowledge and skills required to support your decision to pursue a career in law enforcement or other criminal justice professions in the real world.
Principles of Law – This introductory course introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security, and corrections.
Law Enforcement I –This course is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.
Law Enforcement II – This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, and courtroom testimony.
Court Systems – This 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.
Skills USA, Teen Court, GISD Police Explorers, and Criminal Justice Club: These programs will be introduced and will allow students to participate and obtain increase knowledge and skills. Further details will be provided as the programs are implemented throughout the year.
Standards: The standards are very high in this class. The topics of these courses require a certain level of maturity. Therefore, I expect that disciplinary issues won’t affect the student’s progress. However, if a student cannot or will not act in a mature and respectful manner, district discipline plan will be put into effect. I would prefer to treat my students as young professionals, so please act accordingly. Everyone in this class is free to state their opinion in a professional manner without fear of ridicule or retribution. Remember – attack the subject matter not the individual.
Work Assignments: To receive full credit on any assignment it must be turned in by the end of the school day on the date that is due. Late assignments can be turned in for a reduced credit thereafter. If you are absent you need to get the assignment from the "Absent" crate by the end of the day after you return to school.
Tardiness is unprofessional conduct and will not be tolerated.
Cell Phones: Do not use your cell phone without permission. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in your cell phone being collected. Moreover, all cell phones will be collected during a test day; placed in an envelope if requested; and placed in the designated cell phone container (PER SCHOOL POLICY). All cell phones will be returned after testing is completed. Any violation of cell phone policy will result in the cell phone being collected and turned in to the Assistant Principal's Office.
Class Procedures and Structure: On a daily basis students will be required to bring their notebook to class. Each class period will begin with discussions on previously taught information or discussion of current event involving law enforcement or criminal justice. During class discussions, videos, and course material will be presented. A variety of methods will be used to address the material. I believe that we learn best and remember more when the material is interesting and we have fun while learning. I realize not all situations can be fun, but I’ll do my best to make them that way. The more you participate, the more you will get out of the class. Material presented by guest speakers will not be tested, but may be used for the topic of a written assignment. Some issues discussed may make you feel uncomfortable. I urge you to inform me of any topics that may need to be addressed such as sensitivity regarding sexual assault, murder, or suicide. Arrangements can be made to provide alternate assignment.
Grading: 70% Assessments (Test/Quiz/Projects)
30% Class Participation/Class work/Homework
Note: If you don’t receive a zero you should have no problems passing this course. I won’t be giving away any grades. GISD makes up policies and will be strictly enforced. It will be the student’s responsibility to complete make up assignments the next day they attend class. Success starts with you making a commitment for your future.
Resources: Text and materials approved by TEA, GISD, and TECLOSE will be utilized for this program. Additional resources will include multimedia (internet), and criminal justice professionals.
Seat Assignment: The instructor has a method of assigning seats to assure that all learning style needs are recognized. Seat assignments also assure effective teamwork for group projects. Students will find that in the real world they will have to endure work and seating assignments; it won’t hurt to get use to this concept.
Academic Dishonesty (Cheating): I consider academic honesty one of our highest values. Students are expected to be the sole authors of their work. Use of another’s ideas must be accompanied by specific citation and reference. Papers should include students own data, ideas, and reflective thoughts. Students that cheat on assignments or exams may result in office referral.
Written Assignments: Mastery of written communication is essential to succeed in Criminal Justice careers; therefore much writing will be expected in the classroom. If you follow directions you will do well, in addition students will be provided instructor and team support. Often the length is not as important as the substance. Your ability to follow directions, completeness of the assignment (spelling and punctuation), and the sufficiency of your argument will be the graded factors.
Materials Needed: Blue/Black Pen and Pencil, Notebook paper, 1 1/2" notebook binder with pockets, and Spiral
In the classroom will be a 'Supplies' section. If you forgot something for the day, please help yourself to what you need for the class period.
Respect Others and Property
Electronic Device Use When Given Permission
Be On Time
Consequences: I believe that we control and select our behavior or action. As such, if you choose to violate the rules, the consequences are outlined below. Your action will dictate my response. It is not personal -- it's professional.
Eye Contact a.k.a. "The look"
Private conference with me
Visit with Assistant-Principal and Parent
*All infractions will be document and dated.Schedule
1st Period: 8:40am – 10:10am: Principles of Law
2nd Period: 10:15am – 11:45am: Principles of Law
3rd Period: 11:50am – 1:55pm (Lunch during this period): Court Systems
4th Period: 2:00pm – 2:35pm: Patriot Advisory Time (PAT)
5th Period: 2:40pm – 4:10pm: Law Enforcement II
6th Period: 8:40am – 10:10am: Conference
7th Period: 10:15am – 11:45am: Law Enforcement I
8th Period: 11:50am – 1:55pm (Lunch during this period): Law Enforcement I
9th Period: 2:00pm – 2:35pm: Patriot Advisory Time (PAT)
10th Period: 2:40pm – 4:10pm: Law Enforcement I