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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAJ 520 - Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice

This course examines constitutional issues emerging within the context of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, prosecution, defense, judiciary, corrections, and community supervision. United States Supreme Court decisions reversing and modifying previous case law and effecting criminal justice practices and policy will be presented and discussed. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Prerequisite: admission to the master of science program in law and justice or instructor permission.


Learner Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to explain and critique the basic structure and function of the court system with an emphasis on the procedure and politics involved with criminal courts.
  • Students will be able to read, discuss, and critique selected United States Supreme Court decisions.
  • Students will be able to identify and critique the legal policy and politics involving constitutional rights, principles, and problems in the criminal justice system. Students will critique the strengths and weaknesses of current state of case law in the United States.
  • Students will be able to refine and apply oral and written abilities in understanding constitutional issues in criminal justice.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
Approved Fall 2017

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