Criminal Justice

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Undergraduate Course Details
Number CRJ 432
Title Criminal Law
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites CRJ101
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 2506 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 M 1:10pm - 3:50pm HB-112 Bill Carleton
02 2507 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TR 12:15pm - 1:30pm HB-112 Bill Carleton


The historical background of criminal law: its nature, purpose and development from common law to contemporary statutory and case law will be studied. The general principles of criminal liability will be presented: the act or omission, the mens rea, criminal responsibility, defense and justification. Laws pertaining to offenses against persons, property, public order and public morals will be examined. Discussion will include commercial, white-collar and organized crime. Three lecture hours per week. CRJ major requirement.