CRJ 4001: Procedures in the Justice System


Focuses on U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the U.S. Constitution with respect to rights of the accused. Students discuss Supreme Court decisions and identify the impact on the criminal justice system as well as study a historical overview of the procedures involved in moving a suspect through the criminal justice system.


  1. Distinguish how due process and crime control perceptions influences criminal procedures.
  2. Examine steps that may be taken should constitutional rights be violated including criminal, civil, and non-judicial remedies.
  3. Describe the circumstances involved with search and arrest of individuals with and without a warrant.
  4. Examine the procedures of interrogation, confessions, and identification of suspects within the justice process.
  5. Examine how the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments protect individual rights.
  6. Analyze criminal procedure prior to trial.
  7. Describe the roles of prosecutors, grand juries, and defense attorneys prior to trial initiation.
  8. Analyze criminal procedure from first contact with the system through the appeals process.


  1. CRJ 2000
  2. CRJ 3301


Criminal procedure: From first contact to appeal (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2019)
Author: Worrall, J. L.
ISBN: 9780134813431
Price: (No information available)

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