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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 205 Criminal Law

3 Credit(s)
This course provides an introduction to criminal law, including its history and development from common law to contemporary statutory and case law. The focus of the course is on substantive law. The general principles of criminal liability will be presented, including the essential elements of a crime and the range of defenses which may serve to limit criminal responsibility.  Laws pertaining to offenses against persons, property, public order, and public morals will be examined. Discussion primarily focuses on “street” crime, but white-collar and organized crime will also be included. Three lecture hours per week. CRJ major requirement.
Prerequisite: CRJ101. Not open to students who received credit for CRJ432.