CRJ 3950


An overview of the principles and practical analysis of significant case law applicable to the U.S. Constitution, emphasizing search and seizure, arrest, civil rights, related amendments, due process, and the judicial system.


  1. Summarize and analyze the historical context that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Analyze the reasons for the establishment of the Bill of Rights and the need to guarantee freedoms.
  3. Explain and analyze the provisions of constitutional law and its relationship to enacting state laws.
  4. Explain the process of legislation and creation of law.
  5. Explain the guidelines on how to read a Supreme Court case.
  6. Distinguish and give examples of the differences between judicial, legislative and executive powers.
  7. Summarize and explain the protection of civil rights and liberties and due process.
  8. Explain the processes of freedom of individual expression and property rights.
  9. Describe and apply the use of the constitution to the criminal justice system and to contemporary society.
  10. Explain the authority and protections of arrest, search and seizure and right to counsel.


  1. CRJ 3601
  2. CRJ 2000


Constitutional law and the criminal justice system (Rev: 5)

Publisher: Wadsworth (01/03/2012)
Author: Harr, J. S., Hess, M. H., & Orthmann, C. H.
ISBN: 978-0-495-81126-8
Price: (No information available)

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