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Course Code: LSTD503 Course ID: 2579 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course addresses the specific constitutional rights, including the fourth, fifth and sixth amendments as those that have a direct impact on the defendant and prosecution in the judicial process. The course will review issues of the pre-arrest stage to post conviction remedies, as well as the procedural laws in the criminal justice process and their limits. The parameters of these limits will be analyzed by studying various court decisions.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After completing this course the Student will be able to:
LO1. Diagram the entire criminal justice process. This will include the pre-arrest stage to post conviction remedies.
LO2. Appraise the rights of persons against unreasonable search and seizures.
LO3. Categorize the use of warrants. When are warrants needed or not needed. What are the constitutional prerequisites for obtaining search warrants?
LO4. Evaluate the use of Miranda warnings and identify its exceptions.
LO5. Determine the legal rights of defendants.
LO6. Classify the situations when a person has a right to counsel. Compare how the 5th amendment right to counsel differs from the 6th amendment right to counsel.
LO7. Contrast the duties of the judge, defense attorneys and prosecutor during the different charging processes.
LO8. Examine the defendant’s right to bail. Identify what are the processes involved in a bail hearing.
LO9. Illustrate what is double jeopardy and how is it applied.
LO10. Examine terrorism and the legislative process.
FORUMS, ASSIGNMENTS & RESEARCH PAPER:
There will be forums and assignments based on the readings – they are geared to help students prepare for the week 8 final project. Students are expected to complete the forums and assignments. The forums and assignments will be posted in the Forums and Assignments links in the electronic classroom. In addition, students will be required to submit a 10-page research paper. Students may choose any topic related to the course material.
CITATION AND REFERENCE STYLE
The central function of legal citation is to allow the reader to efficiently locate the cited source. All students in the Legal Studies program are required to follow the legal citation guidelines set forth in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass'n et. al. eds., 20th ed. 2015). However, if you are a student from another discipline and you use APA, you may use APA in this class.
Do not purchase The Bluebook, as it is available at the APUS library. Use this link to access:
All written submissions should be submitted in a font and page set-up that is readable and neat. It is recommended that students try to adhere to a consistent format, which is described below.
|Week 1||9.14 %|
|Week 2||9.14 %|
|Week 3||9.14 %|
|Week 4||9.14 %|
|Week 5||9.14 %|
|Week 6||9.14 %|
|Week 7||9.14 %|
|Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Assignment Week 8||15.00 %|
|Mapping the Criminal Justice Process||15.00 %|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.