- Name: Criminal Law and Procedure
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Criminal Justice
- Units (Credits): 3.00
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.