2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

ADJ307: Criminal Law and Procedure Part II

3 Credit(s)
Prerequisite(s): ADJ302  
This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of advanced principles of criminal law and criminal procedure in the United States. In the Criminal Law section of this course, students will examine the elements of the common law crimes of Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Robbery, Burglary, Arson, Assault and Battery, and more. In addition, students will learn the difference between the various classifications of criminal intent, and the impact criminal intent has on the government’s ability to charge criminal suspects with particular criminal offenses. Finally, students will learn the procedural and affirmative defenses to crimes, and how procedural and affirmative defenses impact criminal law. In the Criminal Procedure section of this course, students will examine the procedural aspects of the criminal investigation and prosecution of individuals charged with criminal offenses. The Constitutional protections of privacy, due process, statutes of limitation and other procedural safeguards will be studied, with the goal of understanding the balance between due process and crime control the rules of criminal procedure provide. This elective is recommended for any student interested in a career in law enforcement or as an attorney.