ADMJ 54 Principles & Procedures of the Justice System (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Comprehensive overview of the legal procedures and constitutional requirements followed by law enforcement, the courts and corrections in criminal cases. Every step of the criminal justice process from pre-arrest to appeal will be thoroughly reviewed and studied.
C-ID AJ 122
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify and critically analyze the concepts of due process as found in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments, including right to counsel, bail, jury trial, and pre-trial/trial constitutional obligations.
- Outcome 2: Explain and describe the procedures governing probable cause, reasonable suspicion, and arrest, use of force, service of arrest warrants, search limitations and exceptions.
- Outcome 3: Distinguish between and explain differences and similarities, in the function, structure, roles, and responsibilities, of Federal and California State court systems.
- Outcome 4: Describe application of the Exclusionary Rule and Exculpatory Evidence in shaping criminal procedures.
- Outcome 5: Describe and explain each step of the criminal justice process from arrest to trial including the roles and responsibilities of judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, grand jury (both federal and state) and sentencing procedures and practices.