CJ 211 - Criminal Law

Course Description

This course will study the history and nature of criminal law, defenses to criminal conduct, and substantive criminal offenses. Group 2 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Human Dimension:
  • Articulate how applying the relevant law appropriately will obtain the best outcome for a client.
  • Describe the societal changes and how they affect the interpretation of the law.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • 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.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify their best learning modality.