Criminal Justice

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Graduate Course Details
Number CRJ 802
Title Criminal Law & the Judicial System
Credits 3.0


This course will include a discussion of criminal law, its historical development, function and purpose in American society. The essential elements of crime and principles of criminal liability will be studied. Various laws pertaining to offenses against persons, property, public order and the government will be reviewed. The course will also include discussion of the judicial system and its procedures. Judicial processing of criminal violators, and their due process rights, will be examined. Current legal and judicial issues will be selected and analyzed.