CR 101 - Gen Admin Justice - Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system. Its goal is to develop a general understanding of the criminal justice system's response to crime in society. The criminal justice process will be examined in some detail, focusing on how the system is structured to respond to crime. This requires an understanding of the core elements of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections.
CR 201 - Intro Forensic Sc - Credits: 3
This course will examine the field of forensic science and its evolution throughout history. The roles of forensic scientists with regard to the legal process will be explored. A study of the scope and methods associated with the various disciplines of the forensic sciences as well as how ethics impacts these discipines will take place.
CR 260 - Crim Proc&AdmEvid. - Credits: 3
An introductory review of the nature and scope of constitutional criminal procedure as enunciated by the United States Supreme Court. Focus is on the pre-trial and trial implications of the vigorous application of the fourth (arrest, search, and seizure), fifth (due process, privilege against self-incrimination, double jeopardy),sixth (speedy and public trial, right to a jury trial, right to confront adverse witnesses, and right to counsel), and fourteenth (incorporation of the fourth, fifth, and sixth ammendments; and, due process) ammendments.
CR 320 - Evidence - Credits: 3
The admissibility of evidence, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, opinion evidence, circumstantial evidence, documentary evidence, presumptions, corpus delecti, and evidentiary privileges are examined. Prerequisite: CR 260.