Military Justice (SD 435)


This survey course gives students an overview of military culture, law, and procedure. Students will first learn the basics of military customs, standards, and traditions. Students will then learn about concepts of military justice, including an understanding of military courts, jurisdiction, due process, the Rules for Courts-Martial, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the Military Rules of Evidence. Students will learn about typical non-punitive disciplinary measures such as Non-Judicial Punishment and administrative discharge proceedings. Students will then learn about the varying levels of courts-martial and how to navigate through the courts-martial process, from investigation, filing of charges, through trial and/or guilty pleas and sentencing. In addition, students will learn various mechanisms of alternative resolution to courts-martial. Students will also have the opportunity to attend military hearings/proceedings (situation permitting).


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