Course Detail: NC-CRIMLAW - Criminal Law & Procedure Specialist Certificate Program

This program examines key provisions of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments as they apply to police investigation and interrogation as well as to the circumstances under which defendants are prosecuted.  The program takes students through the often-controversial and complex procedures balancing individual rights against the protection of an entire citizenry.  To this end, students will explore search and seizure of individuals or property, due process requirements for the accused and how these requirements have evolved over the last century through landmark cases interpreted by the US Supreme Court that produced Miranda rights, Terry stops and other common-place considerations that define criminal process. This program deals with both substantive criminal law and the legal procedures that govern its enforcement in order to safeguard individual liberties.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Examine the criminal law judicial system
  • Explain the criminal trial process
  • Relate criminal law, criminal procedure, and the United States Constitution
  • Classify criminal offenses
  • Analyze crimes against the person, property, security, and against the state
  • Analyze social crimes
  • Create defense scenarios
  • Analyze the ethical issues raised in the criminal justice process
  • Examine the constitutional rights of the accused before arrest
  • Examine the constitutional rights of the accused after arrest
  • Examine the constitutional rights of the accused at trial
  • Examine the constitutional rights of a convict
  • Assess criminal law and procedure
  • Use Microsoft Office

 Session Detail: CCI322.CRIMLAW

Schedule: Self-paced online, start anytime

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Includes in-person local externship placement. Students will have one year to complete the course.

Instructors

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CCI Instructional Team