LWE 227 - Criminal Procedures

Course Description

Criminal Procedures will study the administration of criminal justice, the nature and scope of police power, the concept of exclusion, laws of arrest, search and seizure and interrogation, the acquisition of evidence, and judicial protection of the accused. Must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

LWE 226

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the theories of substantive criminal law.
  • Students will identify the elements of Michigan Criminal Laws and its application.
  • Articulate case laws and the impact on enforcement of Michigan Laws.
  • Compare and contrast Michigan Law with Federal Law governing the same issues.
  • Critique landmark case decisions and assess the impact on laws today.
  • Evaluate the elements of an offense against the facts of a situation to determine if any crimes have been committed.
Human Dimension:
  • Describe the personal and societal impacts of the discretion they use in the field as a police officer.
  • Articulate how applying the relevant law appropriately will obtain the best outcome for all involved.
  • See him/herself as an officer.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the ethical considerations in enforcing Michigan Criminal Law.
  • Articulate how to work with victims and/or family members of individuals that commit crimes.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify their best learning modality.
  • Critique real-life situations based on course concepts.