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Unformatted text preview: Emai I : raul. guerra@tamiu. e du or raul -g ut-r r a(a)earth l i nk. n et n with rp..*l .-ph*m "" tts amendments which affect the administration of justice. We will analyze the principles and theories upon which our criminal justice system operates. Topics will include an historical overview, detention, u11..rt, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, due process, and right to counsel, trial and punishment, etc. This course will provide a firm foundation of general and specific knowledge for othei courses in the criminal justice degree program, as well as help students who plan a career in any aspect of criminal justice. Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this course will obtain an understanding of the rlghts of the accused in the U.S. criminal justice system. Students will be able to:-Identify the role of the U.S. Supreme Court,-Articulate the limits of freedom of speech,-ldentify governmental limitations with regard to search and seizure,-Explain individual rights against compulsory self-incrimination and the right to counsel, and-Arliculate individual rights to trial by jury and punishment. Required text: Constitutional Law by Jacqueline R. Kanovitz{20l0) L2th edition. Course Requirements: 1. Exams (3 x 2So/o:75"/")z Exams will consist of multiple choice questions. You will be tested over concepts which are covered in class andlor in the readings assigned. You will be expected to understand the concepts contained in the cases we study and may need to remember the case name for identification purposes. Examinations are taken from reading ut.igt.to"nts from the book, lecture and other material such as hand-outs and case-brief assignments. Z. Final Exam (25'/o)z The final examination will be comprehensive and will include an essay section which w-ill account for 20Yo of the final examination grade in accordance with University policy. 3. Attendance/Class Participation: In order to make this class meaningful, it is imporlant to read the chapters assigned BEFORE class. You cannot expect to do well in this course without reading the textbook and attending class....
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