This course will study the history and nature of criminal law, defenses to criminal conduct, and substantive criminal offenses. Group 2 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe the relationship between the federal and state criminal court systems.
- Identify key terms utilized throughout the stages of a criminal prosecution.
- Articulate the legal procedural issue which is extant in a given factual criminal scenario.
- Whether statements of the accused would be admissible at trial.
- Describe the criminal court process from arrest through trial and disposition.
- Evaluate whether a legal issue would impact the verdict in the legal process.
- Articulate how applying the relevant law appropriately will obtain the best outcome for a client.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Describe the societal changes and how they affect the interpretation of the law.
Learning How to Learn:
- Correlate ho societal changes impact the interpretation of the law.
- Describe how criminal jurisprudence develops based on the evolution of United States Supreme Court decisions.
- Identify their best learning modality.