College of the Siskiyous

ADJ 2526 - Criminal Court Process

Online Course Information

Spring 2019 (Section #3005)

Course Description:
This course provides an examination and analysis of due process in criminal proceedings from pre-arrest through trial and appeal utilizing statutory law and state and constitutional law precedents. (AA, CSU) (C-ID: AJ 122).

Additional Information: This course will utilize the Canvas Online Learning Management System for submission of some assignments, quizzes, and grades. If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor at

Required Textbook: Courts and Criminal Justice in America. Siegel, Schmalleger, & Worrall. 2nd Ed. ISBN: 978-0-13-345999-9.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's)

  • Identify and describe the stages in the trial process.
  • Describe and critically analyze the Miranda decision and the privilege against self-incrimination.
  • Critically analyze the constitutionality of searches, seizures, admissions and confessions.
  • Describe the history and application of the exclusionary rule in shaping criminal procedure.
  • Identify and critically analyze the concepts of due process as found in Constitutional Amendments, including right to counsel, bail, and jury trial.

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