Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0017
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0017
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (115 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Criminal Justice Court System
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide students with an overview of the criminal justice system and its processes. It examines the courtroom work group, the trial process, and challenges to the process. It also provides an overview of the juvenile court system.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe how laws are created
  • Define terms related to criminal courts
  • Analyze the relationship between the law and the court system
  • Analyze the court process from the committing of a crime through post convictions
  • Explain how the court system operates
  • Describe the history of criminal courts
  • And examine juvenile courts
  • Differentiate the people involved in the court system

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to the courts
  • Crimes and defenses
  • History of the courts
  • Prosecution and defense
  • Judges
  • Jurors and other courtroom participants
  • Case attrition and the bail system
  • Plea bargains
  • Jury trials
  • Court-ordered punishment
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals and juvenile courts
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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