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CJS 430. Criminal Law

Credits: 3
Department: Criminal Justice
Description: Principles of criminal liability, defenses to criminal prosecution, elements of major crimes.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze criminal statutes to determine the elements of various crimes and apply those elements to a fact situation to determine whether a crime has occurred.
2. Determine whether a criminal statute comports with the requirements/limitations of the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution.
3. Distinguish between the major intent states, e.g., knowingly, intentionally, recklessly, set forth in the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code.

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