Investigator's Guide to the Justice System - 1 Credit Hour

In this course you will learn how the criminal process works in the  American judicial system. We will follow the steps taken from investigation of a potential crime to the appeal of a conviction.  We will also consider the similarities and differences between the federal process and those of various states.

This course is approved for the following states: Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota (CPD 449), Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction - An Investigator’s Guide To The Justice System: Steps In The Criminal Process

    • 1. Justice System – Investigation

    • 2. Justice System – Charging

    • 3. Justice System – Initial Hearing

    • 4. Justice System – Discovery

    • 5. Justice System – Pretrial Hearings

    • 6. Justice System – Pretrial Motions

    • 7. Justice System – Plea Bargain

    • 8. Justice System – Trial

    • 9. Justice System – Post-trial Motions

    • 10. Justice System – Sentencing

    • 11. Justice System – Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief

    • 12. Justice System – Imprisonment and Probation

    • Justice System – Conclusion

    • Investigator's Guide to the Justice System Quiz