Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 235                                    
Course Title: Judicial Processes and Politics
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines courts as political institutions and the various actors and conditions that influence judicial decisions. Readings will focus on the relationship between the courts and other branches of government, the politics of judicial selection at the state and federal levels, theories of judicial decision-making developed in political science, and the impact and implementation of judicial decisions.

Prerequisite: ENG 101, GOV 101 or POL 101 or permission of the instructor.
Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date: