Course Description for Criminal Trials Seminar
Criminal Trials Seminar
Prerequisite: CJL 4310 Criminal Law and Procedures I
This course offers students who have completed Criminal Law and Procedures I practical observation and study of the criminal trial process, through lecture, readings, and direct observation of criminal trials. In the courtroom setting, students will observe all aspects of the criminal justice process, from arrest through conviction and sentencing. Lecture material will supplement understanding of related aspects of the justice process, such as the law making process, bail and pretrial incarceration, prosecutorial discretion and plea bargaining, and sanctions.