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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJST 231 - Criminal Trial Law (3)

Introductory courses in the Criminal Justice program focus on the theory, legal basis, and process of the criminal justice system. This course is intended to take the knowledge gained in those foundation 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  and CJST 230.