Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
POL 237 Criminal Courts and Defendants’ Rights
4 hours; 4 credits
This course deals with the purposes and aims of the criminal justice and the criminal court system. It examines law enforcement arraignments and bail, the legal profession, plea bargaining, and sentencing. The structure, concepts, and theories of criminal law are studied, and a comparison is made between the adversary and inquisitorial systems.
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