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CJC 151 - Criminal Justice System Law

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course examines criminal, constitutional and procedural law. The basic constitutional rights applicable to those involved in the criminal justice system from arrest to sentencing are discussed. The development of public policy in the administration of criminal justice and the legal principles for determining criminal and civil liability are studied.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Trace the history of the criminal courts from their respective foundations within English-based common law to the contemporary models that currently underlie judicial processes at both state and federal levels.
  2. Identify the fundamental philosophies, legal concepts and terminology that underlie the contemporary American court system.
  3. Discuss the importance of individual constitutional and statutory rights upon the criminal justice system in the United States.
  4. Identify the respective professional roles of those persons who work within the criminal court system.
  5. Discuss the major issues impacting upon the criminal court systems of today and project how such issues will likely affect the criminal courts in the future.
  6. Identify the ways in which social and political forces affect the way organizations respond to a particular segment of the community.
Listed Topics
  1. The differentiation of criminal and civil law
  2. The application of the Bill of Rights
  3. Landmark Supreme Court rulings
  4. The standards of proof required in civil and criminal law
  5. A study of property crimes and crimes against persons
  6. A study of procedural law and the initiation and prosecution of criminal offenses
Reference Materials
A contemporary text in the field.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/16/2013

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