CRJ 105 - Criminal Procedure Law
A study of the fundamental concepts of the procedural criminal law including such concepts as double jeopardy, immunity, statute of limitations, the filing of accusatory instruments, arrest without a warrant, the issuance and execution of a warrant of arrest, arraignments, preliminary hearings, bail, trial, grand and petit juries. Three class hours. (Need not be taken in sequence.)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103. Recommended not to be taken concurrently with CRJ 104.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Outline the chronology of a New York State criminal prosecution from filing of the first accusatory instrument through appeal.
2. Compare and contrast each step of the New York State criminal prosecution process for both felony and misdemeanor offenses.
3. Explain New York’s grand jury system.
4. Describe the role of the grand jury system in the investigation and prosecution of offenses.
5. Apply with proficiency the New York Criminal Procedure Law statutes to hypothetical problems and other fact patterns.
6. Explain how statutory law is impacted by constitutional law and case law with specific examples in the New York Criminal Procedure Law.
7. Discuss the purpose and methods of continuously updating changes in statutory law and the relevant case law.
8. Discuss the relationship between basic federal and state constitutional principles and their statutory corollaries in areas such as arrest, search and seizure, or the trial process.
9. Demonstrate proficiency in using the New York State Criminal Procedure Law as a reference tool.
Course Offered Fall and Spring