Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: CRJ101 or consent of instructor

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 2019