Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CJBA                                     Course Number: 361                                    
Course Title: Rights of the Accused
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course explores the evolution and interpretation of the legal rights of the accused, as embodied in the Bill of Rights and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Focusing on controversial court decisions, students will be introduced to major theories of rights and constitutional analysis. They will also evaluate the policy choices implicit in judicial efforts to balance society?s desire for security against the individual?s need for protection from governmental abuse. Students will learn to identify, summarize and critique constitutional theories and arguments.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201; CRJ 101 or CJBA 111; CJBA 120; CJBA 210 or permission of instructor.
Start Date:    01/26/2012                         End Date: