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CRM-220-20, Criminal Law and Procedure (FA13)

INSTRUCTOR: Mischelle Van Brakle

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: SEM/Wednesday/6:00-8:45pm, 09/04/2013-12/11/13

CONTENT:

Students will learn the fundamental principles of the American criminal justice system.  The philosophical underpinnings of the criminal justice system will be explored.  The course will examine the foundations of criminal law, as well as the constitutional protections afforded to those accused of crimes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Understand the origins and nature of criminal law

Identify and define the different types of crimes

Examine the principles of criminal liability

Recognize the constitutional protections afforded to those accused of crimes

METHODS:  

Lectures

Class participation

Individual Presentations        

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Case Brief                                           25 points

Exam 1                                               20 points

Exam 2                                               20 points

Final Exam                                          20 points

Individual Presentation                         10 points

Class Participation                                 5 points

Total                                                 100 points

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Criminal Law and Procedure, Worrall and Moore, 2013

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

Additional readings and materials will be distributed in class.

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Criminal Law and Procedure Chapters 1 & 2