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CRIM-110 - Criminal Law
Criminal Law examines pertinent aspects of substantive criminal law in America, including statutory and common law. Basic elements of law and specific issues of interest to law enforcement, including constitutional law are presented and discussed. Also offered as PSLS-110; credit will not be awarded for both. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.
Academic Level:
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice*
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Upon successful completion of Criminal Law, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate understanding of the scope, sources and purpose of criminal law. PG1, GE1 2. Identify the basic elements of a crime. PG1, PG3, GE1 3. Articulate the acceptable limitations on criminal responsibility and the capacity to commit a crime. PG1, PG3, GE1 4. Describe certain criminal defenses allowed in either State or Federal jurisdictions. PG1, PG3, GE1 5. Discuss the conflict between the need for public order and constitutional rights. PG1, PG3, GE1, GE3 6. Trace the development of criminal conduct in American society. PG1, PG3, GE1 7. Demonstrate understanding of criminal homicide from manslaughter and justified killings. PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4, GE1, GE2 8. Debate the issues surrounding victimless crimes, including personal choice decisions, public health concerns or medical problems. PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4, GE1, GE2, GE7
Criminal Law
Course: CRIM-110 - Criminal Law