NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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CRMJ 2110 - Judicial Functions

This course examines the criminal court system and criminal process with an analysis of the major judicial decision-makers and courtroom working group, i.e., prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and the discretionary aspects of adjudication.

Credits: 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CRMJ 2110 Judicial Functions, the student will:

  1. Identify the foundations of law in the United States.
  2. Compare the federal judiciary with state judiciary.
  3. Apply the basic elements of criminal culpability such as actus reus, mens rea, causation and concurrence to the criminal trial process.
  4. Assess the application of rights to criminal defendants during the criminal trial process.
  5. Identify the courts as a component of the criminal justice system.
  6. Explain the individual role of the judge, attorneys, juries, and courtroom-working group in both civil and criminal trials.
  7. Differentiate between the civil and criminal trial process.
  8. Evaluate discretion as it applies to judges and prosecutors in the adjudication process.
  9. Assess the relationship between the President and the Federal Judiciary.

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