CJAD6362 Civil Liabilities for Criminal Justice Administrators

Course Description

An in-depth consideration of the sources of liability exposure in criminal justice agencies, relevant court cases, and the administrator’s role in controlling liability exposure.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the three most common civil lawsuits categories filed in the United States since the 1970s.
  • Define three of the most commonly litigated correctional topics of the past ten years.
  • Evaluate which lawsuits claims filed against police officers are more likely to prevail for the plaintiff.
  • Compare and contrast Title 18 United States Code 241 and United States Code Title 42 section 1983.
  • Describe the differences between the levels of proof in civil and criminal cases. 
  • Explain which type of court cases, civil or criminal, in which the plaintiff may receive monetary damages as compensation.
  • Describe the four elements necessary to prove negligence in a negligence tort claim. 
  • Identify the two conditions that must be present for a case of negligence to exist.