This module will introduce students to the concepts of government including criminal law and branches of government.
At the end of the module students will know:
Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law: Overview of Law
Videos from Films on Demand
Films Media Group. (2004). American law: How it works. Films On Demand.
This program traces the history of the U.S. legal system from its origins in English common law; through the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and amendments; to current legislative and judicial processes. It defines such terms as habeas corpus, voir dire, and stare decisis and explores Supreme Court decisions.