cja491 | undergraduate
Survey Of Criminal Court Systems
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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History and Development of the Courts
- Differentiate between the trial court and appellate court.
- Compare state court systems and the federal court system.
- Explain the historical evolution of the American legal system.
- Summarize the history of courts in the United States.
Crime Committed, Arrest, and Post Arrest Procedures
- Apply the elements of a crime to the criminal procedure process.
- Determine appropriate application of different legal defenses.
- Analyze the steps in the process after a crime has been committed.
- Evaluate the adversarial system.
- Determine the role of due process in the American legal system and its supporting laws.
Participants in Courtroom Drama
- Distinguish between the roles of defense and prosecution lawyers, including responsibilities and ethical duties.
- Analyze the role of attorney–client confidentiality in different stages of the process.
- Determine the roles, responsibilities, and ethical duties of judges.
- Determine the roles, responsibilities, and ethical duties of jurors and other courtroom participants.
- Describe the models of the criminal justice process.
- Assess the use of discretion at key points in the criminal justice process, including attrition, bail, and plea bargaining.
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of bench and jury trials.
Post Conviction Process
- Evaluate different punishment philosophies and their associated sanctions.
- Evaluate factors in sentencing.
- Analyze the appeals process.
- Analyze the juvenile court process.
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