Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0020
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0020
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (117 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Criminal Law
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide students with an historical understanding of criminal law, an overview of general legal principles, including possible defenses to a criminal charge, and an awareness of the fundamental nature of law.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess legal issues as presented in court cases
  • And examine various laws
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define terms related to criminal law
  • Examine the purpose and function of criminal law
  • Analyze key concepts related to criminal law

General Course Topics:

  • Purposes and sources of criminal law
  • Criminal liability
  • Extending criminal liability
  • Defenses
  • Insanity
  • Personal crime: homicide
  • Personal crime: assault, battery, and other personal crimes
  • Property and computer crimes
  • Crimes against public order and the government
  • Crimes against public decency and morality
  • Victims and the law
  • Punishment and sentencing
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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