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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.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the rules of criminal procedure up to trial.
  2. Explain the initial criminal law process, including arrest, initial appearance, the setting of bail/bond, summons, Grand Jury, and plea bargaining.
  3. Explain pre-trial investigation discovery procedures, including the disclosure of evidence.
  4. Apply case law regarding important criminal and constitutional issues.
  5. Apply criminal statutes generally, and Arizona criminal statutes specifically, and identify the elements of these offenses.
  6. Explain the purpose of pretrial motions including motions to dismiss, motions regarding probable cause, and motions to suppress.

Outline:
  1. Rules of Criminal Procedure
    1. Preliminal proceedings
    2. Rights of parties
    3. Pre-trial procedures
    4. Pleas of guilty and no contest
  2. Initial Criminal Law Process
    1. Arrest
    2. Initial appearance
    3. Bail, bond and conditions of release
    4. Grand Jury and preliminary hearings
    5. Plea bargaining
  3. Pretrial Investigation and Discovery
    1. Investigation by the government
    2. Investigation by the defense
    3. Disclosure by the government
    4. Disclosure by the defense
    5. Conduct witness interviews
  4. Criminal and Constitutional Law Cases
    1. Search and seizure case law
    2. Arrest and interrogation case law
    3. Eyewitness and scientific identification case law
  5. Criminal Statutes
    1. General principles and categories
    2. Arizona statutes
  6. Pretrial Motion Practice
    1. Motions to dismiss
    2. Motions regarding probable cause
    3. Motions to suppress
    4. Motions in limine


Effective Term:
Spring 2016



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