CJ 120 Intro to the Judicial Process

Surveys the process of justice from arrest through rehabilitation; the jurisdiction of city, county, state and federal police agencies, and the constitutional rights of individuals using the medium of the mock trial. Students study, investigate and present a criminal trial, acting as lawyers, witnesses and investigators.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AGS Social Science, AAOT Social Sciences,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify and articulate the components of a criminal trial. Identify and articulate the role of attorney, judge, investigator and witnesses in a criminal trial. Identify and articulate the basic rules of evidence. Identify and articulate the rules governing courtroom etiquette and decorum. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior.