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CRJ 320 - Courts in Criminal Justice

(3 units)
Survey of the history, evolution, and current practices of various U.S. courts emphasizing the impact on civil litigation, social equity and criminal justice.

Prerequisite(s): CRJ 222 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of criminal case processing on the other institutions of the criminal justice system.
2. summarize the historical and social contexts that have shaped criminal case processing, including policies regarding plea bargaining and sentencing practices.
3. identify the roles and interests of the main actors of the courtroom workgroup, including judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and explain how their interrelationships impact criminal case processing.
4. explain the role and impact of discretionary decision-making by the courtroom workgroup during the main stages of criminal case processing.


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