SRJC Course Outlines

5/20/2019 5:45:08 PMAJ 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 55Title:  CRIMINAL COURT PROC  
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 Scheduled06 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 development, philosophy, and stages of criminal court proceedings. Emphasis is placed on the court process, particularly the application and interpretation of procedural law, case law, and constitutional law pertaining to the first contact with the system through the appellate process.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course is an examination of the development, philosophy, and stages of criminal court proceedings. Emphasis is placed on the court process, particularly the application and interpretation of procedural law, case law, and constitutional law pertaining to the first contact with the system through 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the origin and foundational principles, including due process and the rule of law, for
    the U.S. Constitutional Amendments that apply to criminal court proceedings.
2. Analyze and apply the appropriate U.S. Constitutional Amendments to the court process from
    first government contact to the appellate process.
3. Identify and describe the court procedures and the role of involved parties from arraignment to
    appeal.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the origin of criminal court proceedings.
2. Describe due process and the rule of law.
3. Identify and describe the U.S. Constitutional Amendments applicable to the criminal court
    process.
4. Identify the legal remedies and procedures for violations of the U.S. Constitutional
    protections.
5. Analyze and apply case law and U.S. Constitutional law to government contacts, searches,
    arrests, interrogations, witness and suspect identification, and use of force.
6. Analyze what constitutes unreasonable search and seizure as applicable to the 4th
    Amendment.
7. Describe the court proceedings from arraignment to sentencing, including motions, bail, and
    right to counsel.
8. Describe the application of the Miranda decision to government procedures pertaining to the
    5th and 6th Amendment protections.
9. Describe the application of the right to jury trial per the 6th Amendment.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sources of Criminal Procedures
    A. Common law
    B. Rule of law
    C. Due process
    D. Case law
    E. 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution
    F. Federalism
II. Remedies for U.S. Constitutional Violations
    A. Civil
    B. Criminal
III. 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
IV. Identification Procedures
    A. Witnesses
    B. Suspects
V. Interview and Interrogation Procedures
    A. Witnesses
    B. Suspects
VI. Custody Procedures
    A. Constitutional rights
    B. Advisements
    C. Booking procedures
    D. Custodial searches
    E. Phone calls and communications
    F. Classification of prisoners
VII. Court Procedures
    A. Arraignment
    B. Motions
    C. Preliminary hearing
    D. Pre-trial releases
    E. Jury selection and role
    F. Order of courtroom process
    G. Sentencing
    H. Rights at trial
VIII. Appellate Process

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading (15 - 30 pages)
2. Written essays or case studies (2 - 6)
3. Written analyses of case law (1 - 3)
4. Exams (2 - 8)

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
40 - 60%
Essays (1-2) or case studies (2-6), case law analyses (1-3)
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
40 - 60%
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. 3rd ed. Lippman, Matthew. Sage.  2017
2. Criminal Procedure. 2nd ed. Worrall, John L.  Pearson. 2016
3. Criminal Procedure. 10th ed. Samaha, Joel. Cengage. 2018
4. Instructor prepared materials

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