CJ 226 Constitutional Law

Focuses on the study of the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution, including the separation of power; the structure of the federal court system; preemption; the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments; U.S. case law and its relation to law enforcement; and the effects of constitutional limitations on police power.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Social Sciences,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Explain the historical background and context of the U.S. Constitution. Articulate the fundamental concepts embodied in the U.S. Constitution as they apply to the policing function. Understand the constitutional limitations imposed on police power. Articulate the rights protected by the Bill of Rights. Articulate the compromises reached during the creation of the Constitution in order to reconcile the interests of the North and South. Articulate seminal U.S. Supreme Court case law affecting privacy interests and the exercise of police power.