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CRJ 171 - Legal Aspects of Corrections

3 Credits

A review of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, civil rights of institutional inmates and those under supervision; legal authority and responsibilities of institutional, probation and parole officers; procedural law with an explanation of the court systems of the U.S. at all levels, emphasizing adversary proceedings in the criminal and civil courts as they apply to corrections.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss the purpose and methods of continuously updating knowledge of constitutional law affecting prisons and prisoner.
2. Compare and contrast New York State specific constitutional requirements and New York State Minimum Standards with those mandated by federal court decisions.
3. Apply basic knowledge of the federal and state constitutions to critical issues in the area of corrections.
4. Illustrate and explain the appellate court process.
5. Utilize legal terminology with proficiency.
6. Analyze cases using the case law method.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
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