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
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.