Course Description: An in-depth study of the U.S. Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Pre-requisite: Junior standing. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, reading, dialogues, examinations, videos, current event articles and writings.
Learning Outcomes:Students will evaluate the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure.
Students will discuss the Bill or Rights as they relate to criminal procedure.
Students will demonstrate the trial procedure.
Course Assessment: Examinations, presentations, papers and current events articles relating to criminal justice and constitutional law.
Grading: Examinations Two 30 percent each 60 percent
Mock Trial 30 percent
Class Participation 10 percent Letter grades will be assigned as follows: 90-100 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D Below 60 F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material will result in a reduction of grade by 10 points per class period.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are required to participate in class discussions in an orderly and respectful manner. Students are not to disrupt the class under any circumstances. Any problems or concerns should be addressed individually to the professor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: June 6 Chapter 1 Meaning of Criminal Procedure
June 8 Chapter 2 Constitutional Foundation of Crim. Proc.
June 13 Chapter 3 Fourth Amendment
June 15 Chapter 4 Fourth Amendment
June 20 Chapter 5 Arrest and Stop
June 22 Chapter 6 Warrantless Searches
June 27 Exam One
June 29 Chapter 7 Right to Counsel
July 4 Chapter 8 Confessions
July 6 Chapter 9 Identification of Suspect
July 11 Chapter 10 Entrapment
July 13 Chapter 11 Pretrial Process
July 18 Chapter 12 Trial Process
July 20 Exam Two
July 25 Mock Trial
July 27 Mock Trial
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100Any student who is absent from a class period must prepare a written analysis of the chapter to be discussed during the class period he/she missed. This analysis must be turned in at the beginning of the next class period. Failure to do so will result in reduction in class participation points.
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