CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Crim Just
S1LL 2009 LR
Volpe, Joe J.
B.S. General Engineering - United States Military AcademyJ.D. University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law
January 12 to March 8 2009
5:00 - 12:10 PM
Textbook: Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 10th edition, by Ferdico, Fradella, and Totten (Wadsworth 2009) ISBN: 0-495-09547-8
Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, 10th edition, by Ferdico, Fradella, and Totten (Wadsworth 2009) ISBN: 0-495-09547-8
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Educational Philosophy: STUDENTS SHOULD ONLY TAKE THIS CLASS IF THEY WANT TO HAVE FUN AND LEARN ABOUT AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SUBJECT! The Constitution is literally the cornerstone of our foundation as free people! We are free from oppression by the government only because our Constitution establishes rule by the people and for the people! You should be prepared to come to class to enjoy learning about this extremely important document and how it establishes the greatest justice system the world has ever known!
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ400, you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue.
The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this research paper, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 3,750 words or fifteen computer-generated/typewritten double-spaced pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must use correct APA format in source citations in both the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class during the last week of class. If you are taking this course online, you will answer questions from your classmates about your paper in a discussion thread created for this purpose.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Reading assignments - Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook, the lectures and articles displayed for each week, and assigned material on the Internet. The Discussions and Assignments and Proctored Examination assume you have read the assigned readings.
See the Core Assessment section above.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All materials must be turned in on time! Late submissions will require PRIOR coordination with the instructor. Failure to complete a graded assignment will result in the student receiving a "F".
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class. If you must miss class, prior coordination with the instructor is required. If a student misses class, it is his/her responsibility to contact another student to obtain the notes/materials covered in class.
Review Constitutional Law and American Court System
Underlying Concepts in Constitutional Law
4, 5, 6
Arrests, Search Warrants
Exceptions to Search Warrant Requirement; Search Incident to Arrest
Exceptions to Search Warrant Requirement; Consent Searches, Plain View
**MIDTERM EXAM** Chapters 1-8
Remaining Exceptions to Search Warrant Requirement
Admissions, Confessions, Pre-Trial Id
Final Exam/Course Assessment Presentation
300 Points Total
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