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CJ& 110
Criminal Law


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Introduction to the ever-evolving world of criminal law in the United States. Describes the origin and structure of criminal law. This course covers topics ranging from the victim's rights, criminal defenses, criminal prosecution and definitions of crime guidelines. Defines the difference between misdemeanors and felonies. Formerly CJ 103, Intro to Criminal Law. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Learn basic legal terms and explain how they apply to different criminal proceedings.
  • Define and explain the differences between "civil" and "criminal" law.
  • Identify, explain, and discuss in writings and discussions the theory behind the development of "criminal" and "civil" laws.
  • Identify and categorize the major purposes of criminal law. For example, the defining, classifying, grading, prohibiting, and punishing of criminal behavior.
  • Effectively demonstrate why general knowledge of "criminal" and "civil" law is important to all citizens.
  • Distinguish between "Common Law", the "Model Code", and the "Revised Code of Washington" and explain how each has changed over time.
  • Research, identify, and define the various defenses to criminal conduct.

  • Course Topics
  • Sources of Criminal Law
  • Basics Requirements of a Criminal Act
  • Defenses
  • Homicide
  • Sex Offenses
  • Crimes Against Persons
  • Robbery, Extortion, and Bribery
  • Crimes Against Habitation
  • Crimes Against Public Morals
  • Alcohol and Narcotic Offenses
  • Sentencing and Punishment

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.