Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

CJST 231 - Criminal Trial Law (3)


This course is intended to take the knowledge gained in criminal justice courses and provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills using actual case studies as well as text materials. The class will examine each part of a criminal case with the focus of actually prosecuting or defending at trial. The class will examine: police investigations; initial charges; preliminary hearings; grand jury practice, arraignments and bond; pre-trial suppression and discovery hearings; witness preparation and examination; trial tactics; sentencing strategies; and appeals. A mock trial may be held at the end of the class.

Prerequisite(s): CJST 200 - Intro Crim Justice Sys (3)  and LGST 230 - Criminal Law and Procedure (3)