Criminal Justice

  1. I.       Criminal Justice: Year One

    1. A.    Survey of Criminal Justice
      1. 1.      Crime in America
        1. a.      Defining Criminal Justice
        2. b.      A look at criminal statistics
        3. c.       Causes of criminal behavior
        4. d.      Criminal law
      2. 2.      Policing
        1. a.      History of policing
        2. b.      Policing purpose and structure
        3. c.       Legal aspects
        4. d.      Issues and challenges of policing
      3. 3.      Courts
        1. a.      Structure and participants
        2. b.      Pretrial activities and criminal trial
        3. c.       Sentencing
      4. 4.      Corrections
        1. a.      Probation, parole, and community corrections
        2. b.      Prisons and jails
        3. c.       Prison life and subcultures
      5. 5.      Special Issues in Criminal Justice
        1. a.      Juvenile law
        2. b.      Terrorism
        3. c.       Drugs and crime
    2. B.     Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice Professionals
      1. 1.      U.S. Constitution
        1. a.      History
        2. b.      Structure
        3. c.       Content
      2. 2.      Freedom of Speech
      3. 3.      Authority
        1. a.      Detain and arrest
        2. b.      Use of force
      4. 4.      Search and Seizure
      5. 5.      Police Surveillance
      6. 6.      Questioning
        1. a.      Interview and interrogation
        2. b.      Confessions
      7. 7.      Self-Incrimination
      8. 8.      Right to counsel
      9. 9.      Trial and Punishment
      10. 10.  Government Workplace
        1. a.      Constitutional Rights
        2. b.      Civil Rights
      11. 11.  Judicial Decisions
  2. II.    Criminal Justice: Year Two…To Be Determined