CRIJ285 Constitutional Law for the Law Enforcement Officer
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
- I. Course Number and Title
- CRIJ285 Constitutional Law for the Law Enforcement Officer
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to constitutional law and the guarantees of personal liberties in the federal constitution. The major topics include the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower courts, case law, fundamental rights, such as trials by jury, the right to counsel, privilege, and self-incrimination.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- evaluate the basic rights contained within the U.S. Constitution;
- analyze jurisdiction within the United States court system, review cases and controversies; and
- evaluate constitutional protections afforded citizens under our constitutional system, including jury trials, the right to counsel, privilege, and the right against self-incrimination.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- rights articulated in the U.S. Constitution
- judicial power in the United States
- the responsibility of the U.S. Supreme Court
- the responsibility of the lower courts
- fundamental rights
- cases and controversies in the United States
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