CRJ 131 - Constitutional Law
Course Description: Case analysis of the development of federalism, the separation of power and the role of the federal and state courts in constitutional development and contemporary control. Constitutional issues developed in the United States which have had direct bearing on the role and policies of criminal justice agencies are included.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101 and CRJ 112.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and describe the constitutional provisions that apply to criminal justice.
- Summarize the roles the federal and state constitutions play in the administration of criminal justice.
- Describe the concept of federalism and distinguish between the powers of the states and federal government, as well as differentiate the separation of powers among the various branches of government.
- Explain the need to balance the interests of society and individuals and incorporate this need in both practical and theoretical fact patterns.
- Appraise the values and judgments that underlie social policy decisions.
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