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2017-2018 Catalog Year
CRJ-222: Criminal Law and Procedure

General Information

  • Name: Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Discipline: Criminal Justice
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Provides an integrated overview of the elements of substantive criminal law and the fundamental concepts of due process and fairness underlying American criminal procedures.

II: Course Objectives

  • Discuss the adversary system of justice
  • Describe the steps in a criminal prosecution
  • Assess plea bargaining
  • Discuss constitutional considerations
  • Appraise the litigation process
  • Define Criminal Law
  • Discuss the Nevada Revised Statutes
  • Discuss the responsibility of advocates
  • Discuss venue
  • Assess the responsibility of police officers in terms of their impact on criminal law and procedure

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-222 classes:

Fall 2017