American Criminal Courts

RCRJ-353-5926

University at Albany

  • Semester
    Fall 2022
  • Instructor
  • Start Date
    10-12-2022
  • Total Credits
    3
  • Call to Register
    518-442-5140

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Examines the organization and operations of state and local criminal court systems from the perspective of social science research and public policy analysis. Major issues include: the role of courts in American society; bail and pre-trial procedures; the roles and decisions of prosecutors, judges and the defense bar; selection and operation of grand juries and trial juries; sentencing of criminal defendants; and others. The operations of juvenile and adult courts are compared, and efforts directed toward court reform are assessed. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.
Course Area: Criminal Justice/Criminology
Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
Dates: 10-12-2022 - 12-05-2022
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