SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2021 2:45:09 PMAJ 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 55Title:  CRIMINAL PROCEDURES  
Full Title:  Criminal Procedures
Last Reviewed:9/25/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is an examination of the origin, development, and philosophy of criminal procedures.   Emphasis is placed on procedural law, substantive law, case law, and constitutional law pertaining to first contact with the system to the appellate process.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an examination of the origin, development, and philosophy of criminal procedures.   Emphasis is placed on procedural law, substantive law, case law, and constitutional law pertaining to first contact with the system to the appellate process.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AJ 122 Criminal Court Process SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AJ55

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Describe the origin, development, and foundational principles of criminal procedures.
2.  List the U.S. Constitutional Amendments applicable to criminal procedures.
3.  Identify the legal remedies and procedures for violations of the U.S. Constitutional protections.
4.  Analyze and apply case law to law enforcement contacts, searches, arrests, interrogations, witness and suspect identification, and use of force.
5.  Compare searches and arrests with a warrant to searches and arrests without a warrant.
6.  Identify the court processes from arraignment to sentencing.
7.  Describe procedures for questioning of witnesses and interrogation of suspects.
8.  Describe the selection and role of the jury for trial.

Topics and Scope
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1. Sources of criminal procedures
    A.  Common law
    B.  Stare decisis
    C.  Precedent
    D.  Case law
    E.  Constitutional law - 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th amendment
     F.  Federalism
2.  Remedies for violations of the U.S. Constitution
    A.  Civil violations
    B.  Criminal violations
3.  The exclusionary rule
    A.  Standards of justification
    B.  Searches with a warrant
    C.  Arrests with a warrant
    D.  Searches without a warrant
    E.  Arrests without a warrant
    F.  Administrative searches
4.  Identification procedures
    A.  Witnesses
    B.  Suspects
5.  Questioning and interrogation procedures
    A.  Witnesses
    B.  Suspects
6.  Custody procedures
    A.  Constitutional rights
    B.  Advisements
    C.  Booking procedures
    D.  Custodial searches
    E.  Phone calls and communications
    F.  Classification of prisoners
7.  Court procedures
    A.  Arraignment
    B.  Motions
    C.  Preliminary hearing
    D.  Pre-trial releases
    E.  Jury selection and role
    F.  Order of courtroom presentations
         a.  Opening statements
         b.  Presentation of evidence and testimony
         c.  Rebuttals
         d.  Closing arguments
    G.  Sentencing
    H.  Rights at trial
8.  Appellate process

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading (20-30 pages)
2.  2-6  Written essays or case studies
3.  1-3 Written analysES of case law
4.  6 -8 Exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Essays (1-2) or case studies (2-4), case law analysis
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. Criminal Procedure from First Contact to Appeal (2nd ed).  Worrall, John. Pearson:  2007
2. Basic Criminal Procedures (3rd ed).  Peoples, Edward E.  Meadow Crest Publishing: 2004 (classic)

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