- Name: Criminal Procedures
- Division: Professional & Applied Technology
- Discipline: Criminal Justice
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
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:
There are currently no CRJ-220 classes scheduled for this term.