Dec 07, 2021
PAR 206 - Criminal Law and Procedures I 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Criminal law and trial processes from arrest through pre-trial procedures. Includes rules of criminal procedure, initial criminal law process, pretrial investigation and discovery, criminal and constitutional law cases, criminal statutes, and pretrial motion practice.
Prerequisite(s): PAR 101
Information: Prerequisite may be waived if employed in a legal-related field; see a PAR advisor or course instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Apply the rules of criminal procedure up to trial.
- Explain the initial criminal law process, including arrest, initial appearance, the setting of bail/bond, summons, Grand Jury, and plea bargaining.
- Explain pre-trial investigation discovery procedures, including the disclosure of evidence.
- Apply case law regarding important criminal and constitutional issues.
- Apply criminal statutes generally, and Arizona criminal statutes specifically, and identify the elements of these offenses.
- Explain the purpose of pretrial motions including motions to dismiss, motions regarding probable cause, and motions to suppress.
- Rules of Criminal Procedure
- Preliminal proceedings
- Rights of parties
- Pre-trial procedures
- Pleas of guilty and no contest
- Initial Criminal Law Process
- Initial appearance
- Bail, bond and conditions of release
- Grand Jury and preliminary hearings
- Plea bargaining
- Pretrial Investigation and Discovery
- Investigation by the government
- Investigation by the defense
- Disclosure by the government
- Disclosure by the defense
- Conduct witness interviews
- Criminal and Constitutional Law Cases
- Search and seizure case law
- Arrest and interrogation case law
- Eyewitness and scientific identification case law
- Criminal Statutes
- General principles and categories
- Arizona statutes
- Pretrial Motion Practice
- Motions to dismiss
- Motions regarding probable cause
- Motions to suppress
- Motions in limine
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