An examination of the U.S. Constitution, its amendments and its impact on present day criminal justice practitioners. 3 hrs. Lec.
Course will be concerned with the sources and elements of criminal law. Emphasis will be placed on criminal law as related to law enforcement officers with particular attention given to the rights and responsibilities of officers in enforcing various criminal laws. 3 hrs. lec.
An examination of the rules governing admissibility of evidence, specifically as they affect the law enforcement officer in the processes of arrest, use of force, search and seizure, presentation and custody of evidence, testimony and court procedure.
A survey course of the Federal Rights legislation to include the 13th through 15th Amendments of the Reconstruction Era and the Civil Rights legislation of the 60's. Special topics include consideration of the American Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Employment Opportunities Act, Equal Pay Act, Affirmative Action, and Sexual Harassment.