Constitutional Criminal Procedure – CJUS 410

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to study the constitutional provisions and Supreme Court decisions affecting law enforcement procedure, including due process of law generally, arrest, charges, right to counsel, search and seizure, identification, bail, trial and post-trial proceedings, and post-conviction appeals. The course also investigates civil liability for acts of law enforcement personnel.


(CJUS 230 and CJUS 200) or (GOVT 200 and GOVT 346)


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a better understanding of the constitutional principles affecting criminal procedure in preparation for post-graduation study or a career in law enforcement.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Summarize the sources and relevance of constitutional rights in criminal procedure.
  2. Distinguish between the types of remedies available in response to violations of criminal procedure constitutional rights.
  3. Evaluate the criminal procedure protections embodied in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution.
  4. Integrate biblical truths regarding criminal procedure with real-world application.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 4 opportunities for discussion participation on specified topics. The student will present his/her own opinion on the assigned topic in a 300–500-word thread. The student will also submit replies of 150–250 words in response to 2 other classmates’ threads.

Exams (4)

There will be 4 exams based on the textbook readings. The exams will have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes with 42 multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions.

Video Cases (5)

There will be 5 short videos based on a chapter assigned in the module. They will be followed by several multiple choice questions.

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