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    CRJ processes & Constitutional Principles

    Learning Outcomes

    • Define the general principles of the Bill of Rights, and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
    • Describe the relationship between the Constitution and practices of criminal justice.
    • Identify and describe landmark Supreme Court cases related to criminal justice.


    1. Review the Viewing Guide for Constitutional Principle: Rule of Law***
    2. Watch The Story of the Bill of Rights (16:21 min)***
    3. Read the Annenberg Guide United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights***
    4. Complete the “After you watch” questions from the Viewing Guide for Constitutional Principle: Rule of Law***
    5. Review the Objectives, Roles and Limits (Sec 1.2) Lecture and Key Terms** 
    6. Review the Criminal Justice Processes (Sec 1.4) Lecture and Key Terms**
    7. Review the Criminal Justice Processes (Sec 1.5) Lecture and Key Terms**
    8. Review the Dual Federalism (2.1) Lecture and Key Terms**
    9. Complete the BlackBoard Quizzes for lectures and Key Terms  (Sec 1.2 ; 1.4, 1.5; and 2.1)
    10. Read Crime, Criminal Justice, and Criminology (1.7 – 1.9; 1.11)
    11. Complete the Crime Control and Due Process Models Exercise*
    12. Complete the Wedding Cake Model Exercise*


    *Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    **Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System: Adam McKee

    ***Annenberg Classroom – The Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania