CRIJ140 Criminal Procedure
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
- I. Course Number and Title
- CRIJ140 Criminal Procedure
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CRIJ100 or
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to the general principles of procedural law. The major topics of study include arrest, initial appearance, hearings, grand jury proceedings, arraignment, bail, procedures, motions to suppress evidence, trial, appellate steps, warrants, and the various roles of individuals working within the criminal justice system.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding of the various processes employed in the movement of offenders through the criminal justice system;
- examine the system of checks and balances operating within the system that ensures fairness; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the various roles and functions of individuals working within the criminal justice system.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States
- arrest, appearances and preliminary hearing
- indictment or information or presentment
- guilty pleas and plea bargaining
- the criminal trial
- sentencing, crime, and corrections, including the rights of prisoners
- appeals and habeus corpus
- venue and double jeopardy
- juvenile justice in the United States
- the role of the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -11/98; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015