Law Studies and Criminal Justice


Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is the delivery of justice to those who have committed crimes. The criminal justice system is a series of government agencies and institutions whose goal is to identify and catch the law-breakers and inflict a form of punishment on them. Other goals include the rehabilitation of offenders, preventing other crimes, and moral support for victims. 

Law Studies

Law is a system of rules created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. Law provides a source of scholarly inquiry into legal history, philosophy, economic analysis, and sociology. Law raises important and complex issues concerning equality, fairness, and justice.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Within this Magnet, we also offer Dual Enrollment classes, allowing qualified students to earn college credit while studying at South Dade Senior High.

Dual Enrollment: Offered through FIU

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections


Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues to strive to offer flexibility and variety in school choice by providing specialized non-Magnet Programs that give parents and students exceptional additional options in their educational decisions. Choice Programs offer a wide variety of specialty programs.

To find out more about how to apply to a School Choice Program, please click on the tab labeled School Choice Programs.

JROTC is a School Choice Program at South Dade Senior High.

Please use the following link to contact the JROTC program to express interest and receive information:

Legal Studies & Public Service Programs:


Fernandez, LauraCriminal
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