This course provides an advanced study and critical examination of the American court system, focusing on understanding judicial and prosecutorial discretion in the context of the legal, organizational and practical processes of decision-making. It also analyzes the role of appellate courts in the criminal justice process, the rules of evidence and socio-political influences on the judicial process.
Prerequisite or corequisite: DSC 3600. There is no prerequisite or corequisite for students in the Criminal Justice, EMS and Fire Science post-baccalaureate certificates.
Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.