This survey course gives students an overview of military culture, law, and procedure. Students will learn the basics ofabout 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. This course covers the courts-martial process, from investigation, filing of charges, through trial and/or guilty pleas and sentencing, Students will also have the opportunity to attend military hearings/proceedings (situation permitting), negotiate a plea deal and discuss the fascinating as sweeping new changes regarding sexual assault.
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