This course introduces students to the arena of the courtroom. Legal factors, judicial decision-making processes and influential variables on both the state and federal level will be identified and explored for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge and understanding of the structure of the court systems. In addition, students will have the opportunity to address the challenges associated to the fundamental power relationships that drive American politics.
The course is intended to be both an introduction and an intensification of topics covered in other courses but with an emphasis on the structure and assembly of both the federal and state court systems and judicial processes alike.
Our nation’s court system is what society relies upon to ensure that justice is upheld, served, and embraced. Individuals that find themselves within the judiciary system may indeed be culpable; however, due process ensures that a lens of innocence is employed prior to trial, as the process utilized in America ensures that you are deemed innocent until proven guilty. The structure, dynamic, and political semantics that flood the court system on every level can influence the judiciary proceedings; at times, this is influence is beneficial and in other circumstances, this type of influence is detrimental. This course provides students with the opportunity to critically assess these variables and explore the Biblical principalities that are pertinent to ensuring that justice is administered within a just manner as well as embracing a notion of rehabilitation versus that of condemnation.
This course will expound upon the principalities of order, justice, and expectations pertaining to the legal system in America while embracing a Biblical stratagem of guidance, forgiveness, and understanding.
This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore the purpose of order and strategy within the justice system; the focus is on the structure of the legal system and the approach employed when working with individuals within the community that desire for justice to be served. Such processes initiate behavioral and legal transformations, reflecting the element of rehabilitation of illegal or wrongful acts that violate justice order.
Justice dates back to Biblical times and although there have been many modifications to the system as a whole, the goal of judiciary proceedings on both a state and federal level is to address behaviors that are culturally and legally unacceptable and assess the appropriate and proportionate response.
By definition and essence, the court system embraces a notion of aristocratic divisions within culture, expectations, norms, and society alike. This course will provide the opportunity to explore each of these variables in relation to the functionality, purpose, and operations that influence the justice system and the ruling of cases on both a state and federal level.
The goal is to equip students with a better understanding of the procedures and policies of the court system as a whole while revealing the challenges associated to these operations. The challenges associated to the court system will be evaluated by employing a practitioner lens to assist with the functionality of the system and a theoretical lens to assist with the contextual understanding and application.
Students will have the opportunity to collaborate together on addressing the serviceable populations that most often need, use, and manipulate the politics within the court system realm. In addition, exercises and assignments will challenge and enrich the analytical methods associated to political elements within the American court system.