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: 27/30, only registered: 1/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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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.
lectures, discussions, (video) presentations
written essay examination
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught only once.
Course Outline and Goals: In this course students will learn the basics of the American criminal system including a general understanding of civil and criminal law, the role of police and prosecutors, relevant constitutional provisions, rules of evidence, pretrial and trial procedures, and sentencing and correctional objectives.