Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
EXCL-0019
Location:
Online
Length:
24 weeks (126 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 criminal law and procedure
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to present the latest laws, regulations, and practices in the field, delivering extensive coverage of every aspect of the law and detailing the duties a paralegal is expected to perform.

Learning Outcomes:

  • compare and contrast federal and state authorities in criminal law
  • identify and describe the objectives of criminal law
  • define the two basic elements of most crimes, mens rea and actus reus
  • analyze contemporary legal issues concerning death and suicide
  • describe the major provisions in the Constitution of the United States and its amendments that apply in the criminal context

General Course Topics:

  • Legal system of the United States
  • Introduction to criminal law
  • The two essential elements
  • Crimes against the person
  • Crimes against property and habitation
  • Crimes against the public
  • Parties and inchoate offenses
  • Factual and statutory defenses
  • Constitutional defenses
  • Introduction and participants
  • Aspects of criminal procedure
  • Searches, seizures, and arrests
  • Law enforcement practices
  • The pretrial process
  • Trial
  • Sentencing and appeal
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Proctored Final Examination

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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