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Nancy Carroll
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Office Hours: Online Wed. 6PM-8PM
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Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers (CCFT)Criminal Justice and CorrectionsPublic Safety

Nancy Carroll
CJ Instructor

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Master's Emergency Administration 2006, B.A. Psychology, FBI National Academy
With Cabrillo College since 2000

Executive Director 2009/2010
California College and University Police Chief's Association

Retired Asst. Police Chief, University of California Santa Cruz. (2008)
29 years Law Enforcement Experience serving in patrol,investigations and administration.

Fall 2016 CJ4 Criminal Courts and Procedures on line

INSTRUCTOR Nancy Carroll Office: 1601

Cell: 588-0875


Criminal Courts and Procedures
CJ-4- Distance Education
Class meets on line

Course Description

A study of how criminal justice system functions at the state and federal level. Procedures from Federal and Sate law as they apply and effect law enforcement policies. At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate competency in procedural law. The student will understand the necessary requirements for an effective arrest, prosecution and incarceration.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. When presented with the procedures involved in the Justice System from arrest to
release, the student will be able to recognize these concepts to the satisfaction of the

2. After developing skills in applying knowledge of the procedures involved from arrest
to release to an understanding of the operation of the Justice System, the student will
be able demonstrate that knowledge through a series of essay questions designed to
measure his/her understanding of the Criminal Justice System.

3. After developing an appreciation of the necessity for the Justice System to operate as
a cooperating system, the student will be able to state his/her appreciation by writing a
research paper describing his/her competency.

4. After developing an ability to utilize material in making appropriate decisions on how
to operate as a member of the system, the student will demonstrate knowledge of
system membership by passing an examination to the satisfaction of the instructor.


Basic Criminal Procedure, Peoples, Edward, Prentice Hall, Inc. Fifth Edition

Course Requirements

Assignments are given and completed on a weekly basis. The format is to complete reading assignment and study quiz for each week. In addition there is an essay question related to the reading chapter given each week.

*I encourage students with disabilities, including “invisible” disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning, and psychological disabilities, to explain their needs and appropriate accommodations to me during my office hours. Please bring a verification of your disability from the Learning Skills or DSP&S offices and a counselor or specialist’s recommendation for accommodating your needs. Any student with a disability requiring an accommodation should contact the Accessibility Support Center (ASC) at 479-6379 so that they may help the student fill out an accommodation form. Every effort will be made to accommodate the student's needs.
CHALLENGING THE COURSE: In some unique situations, students may have the necessary combination of knowledge, training and experience to challenge the content of the course and receive college credit. If you are interested in pursuing this option, contact me at the start of the course to discuss this possibility.

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