2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AJS 260 - Procedural Criminal Law


Description: Procedural criminal law. Emphasis on rationale underlying major court holdings, the resulting procedural requirements, and the effect on the daily operations of the criminal justice system.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Historical overview of the United States judicial system 

a. Constitution 
b. Supreme Court 
c. Constitutional amendments 

  1. Police procedures 

a. arrest 
b. interrogation 
c. search and seizure 

  1. Trial procedures 

a. pretrial process 
b. trial process 
c. sentencing process 

  1. Corrections 

a. prison 
b. parole 

  1. Juvenile Justice System 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Summarize the development and the role of the United States Constitution and the United States Supreme Court in determining procedural requirements for the criminal justice system. 
  2. Describe the concepts of judicial review and judicial interpretation. 
  3. Define the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments to the constitution and explain their significance to procedural criminal law. 
  4. Analyze major cases and procedural requirements related to arrest, interrogation, and search and seizure by law enforcement. 
  5. Outline the steps in the pretrial, trial, and sentencing processes. 
  6. Analyze major cases and procedural requirements related to the pretrial, trial, and sentencing processes. 
  7. Analyze and define major cases and procedural requirements related to corrections procedures including probation, parole, and prison. 
  8. Identify and define major cases and procedural requirements related to the juvenile justice system. 
  9. Explain appellate jurisdiction and outline the appeal process.