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Hammond Institute Holds College Credit Course for High School Students

July 30, 2018

From July 16 – 27, the Hammond Institute’s Justice American Style Program held a course on campus called Justice & the Constitution.  This two-week college credit class included 12 high school students (8 students from 7 local high schools and 4 homeschool students).  One homeschool student had the following to say about the class:  “I've really enjoyed your class and I haven't been this excited about doing schoolwork before in my life. This class sparked an interest that I didn't know I had, and that's in criminal justice and law enforcement. I want to take more classes that touch on this topic...”


Justice & the Constitution is a unique course taught by Darren Marhanka, associate professor of Criminal Justice at Lindenwood University, exploring the United States Constitution and its relationship with our current judicial system.  The course examines the Constitution and Bill of Rights from the perspective of the application of those rights in criminal and civil cases.  Students discuss the application of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments, as they relate to a current criminal or civil case, and the Supreme Court cases that shape current decisions.


To learn more about this class, please contact Matt Adams, program coordinator, via email at or call 636-949-4835.

Justice & the Constitution - Summer Cour
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