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AJS 260 Procedural Criminal Law
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Introduction to procedural criminal law, focusing on court holdings, the procedural requirements, and effect on the daily operations of law enforcement. Prerequisite: AJS 101.

Prerequisites: AJS 101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Outline the goals and objectives of the criminal justice system. (CLSO 1, 2, 4)
2. (Knowledge Level) Define the concept of judicial review. (CLSO 1, 2, 4)
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate case law and the importance of precedent. (CLSO 1, 2, 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the functions of federal and state courts, including the responsibilities and jurisdictions of each level. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
5. (Analysis Level) Examine the exclusionary rule and the exceptions to it, and the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine and the exceptions to it. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
6. (Evaluation Level) Assess the history, purpose, and essential elements of the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
7. (Comprehension Level) Cite major cases relating to first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments of the Constitution. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
8. (Analysis Level) Differentiate procedural processes in the juvenile justice system from those in the adult criminal justice system. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
9. (Evaluation Level) Compare & contrast the purpose and process of the: initial appearance, preliminary hearing, the probable cause hearing, and the grand jury. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
10. (Analysis Level) Examine plea bargaining and summarize the arguments for and against its use. (CLSO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None