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Criminal Courts

Criminal Courts

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Course Description

This course provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system and its processes. It examines the courtroom work group, the trial process, and challenges to the process. It also provides an overview of the juvenile court system.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how laws are created
  • Define terms related to criminal courts
  • Analyze the relationship between the law and the court system
  • Analyze the court process from the committing of a crime through post convictions
  • Explain how the court system operates
  • Differentiate the people involved in the court system
  • Describe the history of criminal courts
  • Examine juvenile courts

Course Materials

Courts and Criminal Justice in America Book Cover
Title: Courts and Criminal Justice in America
Edition: 2
Author: Larry J. Siegel; Frank Schmalleger; John L. Worrall
ISBN: 9780133459999