CCJS 221 - Criminal Law
A study of the development, application, and enforcement of local, state, and federal laws; a review of criminal offenses as defined by such laws. Includes a review of court decisions pertinent to the administration of justice, such as arrests, searches, and seizures. PREREQUISITE(S): CCJS 110 , LGST 101 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Distinguish between substantive criminal law and criminal procedures.
- Explain the dynamics of the U.S. Constitution as it impacts criminal law.
- Analyze court decisions as they apply to arrest, search and seizure, and other procedural areas of criminal law.
- Demonstrate an understanding of sources, use, and limitations of criminal law.
- Critically evaluate how the historical development of the criminal law influences current application of the law.
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