2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

CJBA 361 Rights of the Accused

3 hours 

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.




ENG 201; CRJ 101, CJBS 101, or CJBA 111; CJBA 120, and CJBA 210, or permission of instructor