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CRIM-115 - Civil Rights & Liberties in Crim Justice
Civil Rights and Liberties in Criminal Justice is a study of the current state of civil liberties and civil/political rights in the United States with emphasis on required procedures and practices within the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.
Academic Level:
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice*
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1. Discuss the Supreme Court's role as guardian of the rights and liberties of the individual. 2. Discuss the origins of Civil Liberties in the United States. 3. Discuss the Bill of Rights and the guarantees of the privileges and immunities of U.S. Citizens. 4. Define the implications of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its relationship to individual rights and freedoms. 5. Discuss the civil liability risks of criminal justice practitioners and the proactive steps which can minimize those risks. 6. Discuss the status of civil liberties as they apply to individuals and society today. 7. Negotiate a contractual plea agreement with a defendant in conformity with the requirements of Kastigar and Santobello. 8. Discuss the practical and Constitutional limitations connected with jury selection and seating. 9. Discuss the consequences and concerns of a defendant146s choice to represent himself in a criminal proceeding. 10.Discuss the concept of one man, one vote and the necessity and inequity of this right.
Civil Rights & Liberties in Crim Justice
Course: CRIM-115 - Civil Rights & Liberties in Crim Justice