CJ 335/CJ 335H

Courts Theory, Process and Practices

An exploration of the American Court System as it relates to social control by the Criminal Justice System. Court History, members, institutions, and their relation- ships will be studied. The Court systems of federal, state, county, and local governments will be compared and the members of each component will be studied. Court system structures of other political systems will be compared to the current system in the United States. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 201 or permission of the instructor. Credit, 3 hours.