BCJ 360 Criminal Law

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BCJ 360 Criminal Law

3 Semester Units

Criminal Law provides students with an appreciation for the fundamental nature of law, an overview of general legal principles, and a special understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in American society today.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine basic criminal law terminology.
  • Compare the types of defenses, including perfect and imperfect defenses.
  • Differentiate physiological, psychological, and sociological excuse defenses.
  • Distinguish types of murder and manslaughter.
  • Analyze the crimes of assault and battery.
  • Examine how criminal law can control terrorism.


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