Criminal Law


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Criminal Law

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Offers an overview of both substantive and procedural law related to the definitions,investigations, processing, and punishment of crimes. The course will introduce students to thelegal idea of criminal responsibility, the concept and elements of criminal responsibility,required state of mind (mens rea), and prohibited conduct (actus reus). The course discussesthe substantive content, structure, and sources of major crimes against persons and propertyand provides a comprehensive evaluation of various legal defenses to criminal liability underboth common law (case law) and statutory law (legislative law) approaches.Pre-Requisite: eMajor Introduction Quiz and CRJU 1100 with a minimum grade of C.