An examination, using leading court cases and case studies, of legal problems and issues related to the administration of criminal justice. Students will evaluate judicial decisions and agency policy and the impact on law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies within the criminal justice system, focusing on due process.
Course Credits: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Evaluate and explain the due process amendments of the Constitution.
- Explain the various legal issues that impact the criminal justice field, such as but not limited to, surveillance, the Patriot Act, body cameras, DNA evidence, juvenile justice, wrongful convictions, racial profiling, and sex offender registration.
- Evaluate the judicial decisions that affect public policy and operating procedures.
- Develop agency policies addressing contemporary legal issues.