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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIM 110 - Criminal Law

Number of Credits: 3
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. (Fall term) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, 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

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