CRJ 258 : Criminal Procedure

An intensive study and analysis of the United States Constitution and an examination of judicial interpretations of it. Particular attention is placed on the Supreme Court's decisions and impact on criminal justice processes and procedures with respect to arrest, search and seizure, interrogation and confessions, assistance of counsel and freedom of speech. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in CRJ 101, CRJ 113, and CRJ 245. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Ethical Dimensions.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, correctional systems, and the juvenile justice system. 2. Students will be able to understand and explain the importance of ethics and ethical behavior in the achievement of justice within a diverse environment. 3. Students will be able to synthesize and apply United States Supreme Court decisions regarding arrest and detention, search and seizure, interrogation, and the assistance of counsel in a professional environment. 4. Students will demonstrate proficiency through oral and written communication. 5. Students will acquire and analyze information from a variety of academic and professional sources in a critical and scientific manner