Learning Objectives

1.1 Know the difference between criminal law and criminal procedure
1.2 Understand the challenge of balancing security against rights
1.3 Know the objectives of criminal procedure
1.4 Understand the stages of the criminal justice process
1.5 Know the sources of criminal procedure
1.6 Know the structure of the federal and state court judicial systems
1.7 Understand the role of precedent in judicial decision making
1.8 Understand the role of judicial philosophy in judicial decision making