CRJ 103 - Constitutional Law and Rights of People
A study of the Federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights with regard to the rights of the individual, as interpreted by leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments will be primarily focused upon with an emphasis on their law enforcement impact.
Prerequisite(s): College English placement and Accuplacer reading score above 70 or College English placement and Accuplacer reading score below 70 and REA 100 or TRS 200 or TRS 105 and REA 100 if Accuplacer reading score is not above 70. Co-requisite(s): TRS 200 or TRS 105 and REA 100 if Accuplacer reading score is not above 70.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-AH - American History (SAMH)
MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe legal principles included in the Articles and Amendments of the United States Constitution.
2. Discuss the purpose and methods of continuously updating knowledge of changes in constitutional law.
3. Compare and contrast New York State specific constitutional rules and rights with federal rules.
4. Apply core areas of the law to law enforcement applications critical to law enforcement operations.
5. Illustrate and explain the appellate court process.
6. Utilize proper legal terminology.
7. Analyze cases using the case law method.
Course Offered Fall, Spring