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Course Description

Legal processes from pre-arrest, arrest through trial, sentencing and correctional procedures; a review of the history of case and common law; conceptual interpretations of law as reflected in court decisions; a study of case law methodology and case research as the decisions impact upon the procedures of the justice system. (C-ID: AJ 122) ADVISORY: AJ 10; Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe each step in the criminal justice process from arrest to trial to sentencing to appeal.
  • Construct a criminal case within the parameters of current case law.
  • Identify and critically analyze the concepts of due process as found in the 6th, 8th, and 14th amendments, including right to counsel, bail, jury trial, and due process.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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