MVV217K Criminal Law and Procedure in the United States

Faculty of Law
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
David C. Kolbe, JD (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV217K/01: Tue 18. 4. 16:40–18:10 025, 18:15–19:45 025, Wed 19. 4. 18:15–19:45 025, Thu 20. 4. 18:15–19:45 025, Mon 24. 4. 18:15–19:45 025, Tue 25. 4. 18:15–19:45 025, Wed 26. 4. 18:15–19:45 025, Thu 27. 4. 18:15–19:45 025
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 26/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the conclusion of the course students should be able to:
explain and understand the basics of the criminal justice system;
work with information on how crimes are charged;
create their own arguments from both the defense and prosecution perspective;
make reasoned decisions on how juries reach their conclusions;
make comparisons with the Czech criminal justice system;
make deductions and recommendations on the strengths and weaknesses of each system;
and interpret ways the systems in each nation can be improved.
  • SESSION 1: General overview of civil and criminal legal systems in the United States.
  • SESSION 2: The criminal investigation including the role of police and prosecutors.
  • SESSION 3: Overview of Constitutional Law.
  • SESSION 4: Video Presentation.
  • SESSION 5: Rules of Evidence and pre-trial procedures.
  • SESSION 6: The criminal jury trial.
  • SESSION 7: Sentencing and correctional procedure and objectives.
  • SESSION 8: Overview and Summary of Course and essay examination.
Teaching methods
lectures, discussions, (video) presentations
Assessment methods
written essay examination
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught only once.

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