CRJ 300 Legal Writing and Communication - 3 Hours

This course focuses on skills related to analysis and objective explanation in the context of criminal justice. Students will examine individual cases and reports to analyze decisions and understand precedential value and legal reasoning as well as synthesize the results of several cases to understand larger principles and predict how the law will apply in future cases. Students will draft documents and provide oral reports on a variety of topics, such as crime investigation reports, evidence collection reports, correctional incidents, substance abuse reports, motions, complaints and legal briefs. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Offered spring semester beginning 2018 for Deerfield traditional undergraduate; other modes as scheduled. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate, REACH/Excel adult undergraduate, online.