StudiGuide 2: The California Criminal Justice System

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to the Criminal Justice System in California course.

This StudiGuide course is presented in a manner that readily allows you to identify the POST goals and learning objectives as you follow along in your POST workbooks to help you better understand the material.

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to IDENTIFY the freedoms and rights afforded to individuals under the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, specifically the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and also the 14th Amendment and to IDENTIFY how the U.S. Constitution and amendments apply to the actions and conduct of peace officers.

You will be able to LIST the primary federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies within the criminal justice system.

You will be able to RECALL the definitions of parole and probation.

This StudiGuide course will allow you to understand the material presented in preparation for your POST written examinations through our  lectures and review questions.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a copy of the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) workbook and review it prior to starting a StudiGuide course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of The California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.

What is the target audience?

  • Students who want to maximize their study time while attending a police academy in the state of California.
  • Students who want a clearer understanding of the material they will be tested on while attending a police academy.
  • Our StudiGuides are an eLearning experience that short-cuts the normal "study groups" at home with the fundamental, straight forward, no-nonsense knowledge required, in a practical setting; your home, vehicle or other study place.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: StudiGuide 2: How To Pass This Written Examination
02:02

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations for this course.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the POST workbooks and find out other information via the POST website

04:27

Students will understand test taking tips for the California POST police academy written examinations.

01:53

Students will be able to ask any question, leave comments and/or rate this course for the benefit of others.

Section 2: StudiGuide 2: OVERVIEW of the Criminal Justice System in California
01:26

Students will be given an overview of this course, what will be covered and how it will be covered.

Section 3: StudiGuide 2: The First Amendment
04:24

Students will be able to understand a peace officer's requirements to protect and enforce a person's First Amendment rights to speak freely, exercise their religious beliefs and assemble peaceably.  

Students will be able to understand it is a peace officer's responsibility to protect individuals First Amendment rights against infringement by others.

5 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 4: StudiGuide 2: The Fourth Amendment
01:40

Students will understand that peace officer's must respect an individuals Fourth Amendment rights.

Students will understand that peace officer's must be aware and abide by warrant requirements and related procedures when obtaining a warrant in accordance with the Fourth Amendment.

2 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 5: StudiGuide 2: The Fifth Amendment
01:37

Students will understand peace officers need to understand the relationship between an individuals right against self-incrimination and their responsibility to advise individuals of the right to remain silent when appropriate.

4 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 6: StudiGuide 2: The Sixth Amendment
01:50

Students will understand the Sixth Amendment entitlement for a suspect to have the assistance of counsel.  

Students will understand that this also affects a peace officer's ability to question a suspect and obtain admissible statements.

5 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 7: StudiGuide 2: The Eighth Amendment
01:15

Students will understand the requirement of bail to ensure the return of the suspect at subsequent court proceedings.

Students will understand it is a peace officer's responsibility to safeguard all prisoners' rights to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment.

6 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 8: StudiGuide 2: The Fourteenth Amendment
01:27

Students will understand through the Fourteenth Amendment, peace officer's are responsible for applying the law equally to all people regardless of race, creed, nationality, religious preference, national origin, wealth, or status.

5 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 9: StudiGuide 2: The Components of the Criminal Justice System in California
00:32

Students will understand the criminal justice system is made up of three components: law enforcement, judicial and corrections.

7 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 10: StudiGuide 2: Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement
01:34

Students will be able to understand the California Law Enforcement component.

1 question

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 11: StudiGuide 2: California Judicial Objectives
02:11

Students will be able to discuss the Judicial component of the Criminal Justice System in California.

1 question

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 12: StudiGuide 2: California Court System
00:22

Students will be able to discuss the California court system.

3 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 13: StudiGuide 2: The Judicial Process in California
02:54

Students will be able to discuss the Judicial Process in California to determine a defendant's guilt or innocence.

6 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 14: StudiGuide 2: California Corrections
00:32

Students will be able to discuss the objectives and responsibilities of the Correction's component of the Criminal Justice System in California.

3 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 15: StudiGuide 2: Defining California Parole and Probation
01:37

Students will be able to recall the definitions of Parole and Probation in California.

Section 16: StudiGuide 2: Differences in California Parole and Probation
00:38

Students will be able to discuss the differences between Parole and Probation in California.

6 questions

Lecture Review Questions.

Section 17: Ending
00:56

Course ending and closure.  Thank You for taking and completing this course.

Section 18: Final Review Questions of the California Criminal Justice System
60 questions

Course Review Questions.

Section 19: Bonus
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Instructor Biography

Michael Rubacha, California Police Academy Study Guide Presenter

Michael "Andy" Rubacha

I began my career in law enforcement in 1988 and retired from Los Angeles County. Throughout my County law enforcement career, I have taken on collateral tasks as trainer, instructor and mentor to fellow law enforcement personnel of all ranks.

I have attended the LAPD Law Enforcement West Point Leadership Program and numerous other supervisory, management, and instructor training courses in law enforcement. I have obtained my Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Supervisory and Management POST certificates. As a college instructor, I have taught Criminal Justice to students interested in the field of law enforcement. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. I have taken a keen interest in newly hired police trainees to mentor them for success. I have also facilitated career / promotional preparation courses for the past fifteen+ years.

Additionally, I was a member of the Air Force (Security Police), a Veteran of Desert Storm, and a life-member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, having served as Post Commander and Senior Vice-Post Commander.

I have volunteered my time for more than fifteen years to coordinate and teach study groups for police academy (including Module D and re-certification) recruits/students. Over 1000 students attended my study groups. My desire is to continue benefiting the student/recruit in being successful to become the next generation police officer.

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