NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
  
    Sep 24, 2018  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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CRMJ 2210 - Criminal Law I


This course is an in-depth examination of the basic elements of criminal culpability as well as the legal definitions of the elements of criminal law as defined by court interpretations.  Defenses, justifications, and excuses are discussed.  Crimes against people and property are covered.

Credits: 3

General Education Requirement: None
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law I, the student will:

  1. Identify the nature and origins of criminal law in our society.
  2. Recognize the constitutional limitations of criminal law.
  3. Differentiate between procedural criminal law and substantive criminal law.
  4. Examin the basic elements of criminal culpability including actus reus, mens rea, causation and concurrence.
  5. Analyze parties to a crime and vicarious liability.
  6. Examine the affirmative defenses of justification and excuse.
  7. Analyze the inchoate crimes of attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation.
  8. Assess the criminal elements of crimes against persons, property, and public order.
  9. Assess the criminal elements of crimes against the state including terrorism and espionage.


Program Outcomes
Upon completion of CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law I, the student will:

PO#3 Examine the basic elements of criminal culpability including actus reus, mens rea, causation and concurrence.



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