CLJ2500EN - Criminal Law

Course description

This course provides an introduction and overview to the study of substantive criminal law. The major topics of the course include the purposes of criminal law, the elements of crimes, defenses to crimes, criminal sanctions, and the principles of constitutional limits on criminal law. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to examine the fundamental principles, philosophies, and values that underlie the U.S. Criminal justice system and how they impact the enforcement of criminal law in this country.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Criminal Law & Justice
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Social Science Distribution
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Melinda Whitman, Esq., Senior Professor of Criminal Justice
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