CJ400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just

for F1B 2005

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Course Number: CJ 400
Course Title: Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
Instructor: Judge M. Sue Kurita 543-3868
E-mail: mskurit@aol.com
Term Dates: Fall I  2005
Course Time: Saturday 8:00-1:00pm

I. Course Description

An examination of the constitutional aspects of law enforcement, with emphasis on the law of arrest, search and seizure, self incrimination, the right to counsel, and rights regarding electronic surveillance.

II. Course Goals

1 .To provide the student with an historical background of the Federal Constitution, Bill of Rights, and “due process".

2.To provide the student with a "working knowledge” of
(a) speech, press and assembly,
(b) authority to detain and arrest,
(c) search and seizure,
(d) wiretapping and eavesdropping,
(e) interrogation and confessions,
(f) self-incrimination and related issues,
(g) double jeopardy,
(h) fair trial and humane punishment
(i) civil rights.

3.To provide the student with a body of related information concerning topics in the course goals by examining related cases.

4.To provide the student with an appreciation of the evolutionary development of the Federal Constitution and Bill of Rights.

5.To provide the student with an appreciation for the variety of individuals who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court and thereby ascertain how personalities have affected decisions of Constitutional Law.

III. Learning Objectives

1.The student completing the course of instruction will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the Federal Constitution, Bill of Rights, and due process through written examination.

2.The student completing this course of instruction will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of items listed the Course Goals through written and/or oral examination.

3. The student completing this course will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the major personalities, history, social events, etc. affecting the evolution of the Constitution through decisions of the US- Supreme Court, through written examination..

IV. Course Arrangements

The class will consist of lecture and class discussion participation, case briefing.

V. Course Requirements

Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss and brief the cases located at the end of each chapter; discussion of the chapter cases will the basis of the class participation grade.

VI. Textbook
American Constitutional Law, Stephens Jr./ Scheb II
VII. Supplemental Resource Material List
Newspaper, and news magazines readings as assigned by Professor.

VIII. Class Policies
Class participation is required. Students are responsible for completing all reading assignments prior to class. The Park College policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced.
Academic honesty is non-negotiable. Late exams will be docked 20 points.

IX. Grading Policies
Final Exam 90%
Class participation & attendance 10%

A 90%-100% D 60%-69%
B 80%- 89% F Below 60%
C 70%-79% 

AUGUST 6                   Introduction & Chapters 1 & 2

AUGUST 13                  Chapter 3 & 4

AUGUST 20                 Chapter 5, 6, 7

AUGUST 27                  Chapter 8, 9,

SEPT. 10                      Chapter 10 & 11

SEPT. 17                     Chapter 11 & 12

SEPT. 24                      FINAL EXAM