2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog
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CRIM 210 - American Criminal Law

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 3 ]

This course is for students seeking employment in the criminal justice system. It covers the historical development and philosophy of criminal law including legal definitions and concepts and their application to the criminal justice system.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate an understanding of the sources and concepts of American Criminal Law.

  1. Explain the components of the criminal justice system.
  2. Examine the sources of criminal law.
  3. Explain the necessity of meeting the essential elements of any crime.
  4. Understand criminal responsibility, the capacity to commit crime, and the defenses.

Goal 2:  Describe various crimes against persons.

  1. Examine basic crimes against persons.
  2. Define sex offenses.

Goal 3:  Describe various crimes against property.

  1. Examine property-based crimes.

Goal 4:  Describe various crimes against communities and nation.

  1. Examine community-related crimes.
  2. Examine crimes against governmental interests.

Goal 5:  Conduct legal research.

  1. Examine various legal research sources.
  2. Prepare legal briefs.

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