AJ14: CRIMINAL LAW
Historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions; definitions, classifications of crime, and their applications to the system of administration of justice; legal research, review of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force. Explores crimes against persons, property, and the state. (C-ID: AJ 120) ADVISORY: AJ 10; Eligible for English 250 and English 260.
- Discuss the goals and characteristics of criminal law.
- Explain the adversary system and sources of criminal law.
- Discuss the philosophical and historical evolution of criminal law, noting the role of the judiciary in its development.
- Know the basic terminology, definitions, and theories of criminal law.
- Identify elements of offenses against the person, property, morals, and public welfare.
- Classify crimes according to severity.
- Explain the concept of lesser included offenses.
- Explain capacity to commit crime, causation, and culpability.
- Critically analyze various components of our system of criminal law.
- Explain and discuss criminal defenses, legal justifications, and burdens of proof.