If you are a paralegal with an interest in criminal law, you’ll want to know that the demand for this specialized expertise is soaring! Are you ready to move up in your firm? Consider this advanced paralegal course to learn more about trial preparations and procedures. Learn about the criminal justice system and its components as well as your multifaceted role as a paralegal. You’ll become familiar with the principles of criminal law and the paralegal’s role in criminal proceedings. You will explore the basic principles of criminal law, the types of offenses, and criminal procedure from the commission of the offense to trials and their aftermath. You will discover both the prosecutor’s role in initiating cases and the role of the defense attorney in defending the accused. The importance of pre-trial motions and plea bargaining is also covered.
- Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
- Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
- Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-6 months, with students given the option of up to 6 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.