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CJ2300 - U.S. Courts - 4.5 Credits

This course provides an overview of the court process from an organizational perspective. The interlocking roles of the prosecutor, judge, and defense attorney are explored as a workgroup dynamic facilitating courtroom activity. The structure and jurisdiction of state and federal courts are examined. Various courtroom dynamic theories are presented with emphasis on court workload processing, plea bargaining, criminal procedure, and how theoretical models influence court activity.

Prerequisite: CJ1500 and EN1300

Delivery: on campus and online