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Course Details


This course provides an overview of the criminal justice process in the United States. Topics covered include investigation of a crime, arrest, charging offenses, arraignment, and the pre-trial and trial process. The course studies crime by defining criminal offenses, the parties to a crime, and responsibility for crime. Issues regarding criminal procedure are also covered. These include privilege against self-incrimination, Miranda admonitions, sixth amendment right to counsel, and double jeopardy. Students learn the criminal law by studying actual court cases and through lectures. Writing assignments include practical, up-to-date assignments a paralegal might prepare in a criminal law practice.

Credits: 3