Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: CRJ101

Examines the origin, development, and rationale of the structure and procedures of the American criminal justice system. Emphasizes arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and other related legal issues.


II: Course Objectives

  • Assess crime, police, and the courts
  • Discuss the “adversary” system of justice
  • Define the constitutional right to a jury trial
  • Describe the steps in a criminal prosecution:
  • 1. Arrest
  • 2. Prosecution of diversion
  • 3. First appearance on the charge
  • 4. Preliminary hearing
  • 5. Indictment or information
  • 6. Suppression hearing
  • 7. Trial
  • 8. Hearings after trial
  • 9. Appeals and habeas corpus
  • Diagram a felony case
  • Define arrest
  • Discuss searches incident to an arrest
  • Assess booking procedures
  • Discuss discovery
  • Define constitutional considerations
  • Review case law
  • Define the mechanism of sentencing
  • Appraise appellate decision-making

III: Course Linkage

The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.

Scheduled CRJ-220 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no CRJ-220 classes scheduled for this term.