CCJS 246 - Constitutional Law
A topical study of the development of the U.S. Constitution through interpretation by the Supreme Court. Subjects include judicial review, federalism, congressional and presidential authority, the First Amendment, criminal rights, due process, and equal protection of the law. PREREQUISITE(S): CCJS 110 . Formerly CJ 246.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Comprehend the historical context of the U.S. Supreme Court as the Constitution is interpreted.
- Analyze and examine landmark cases with respect to case facts and the rationale behind the majority and minority opinions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical differences of the Justices and explain the impact of current trends on Court decisions.
- Analyze the impact of the Constitutional Amendments affecting the Criminal Justice System that serve as a safeguard of basic human rights and equality before the law.
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