BCJ 360
Criminal Law
Online Course

BCJ 360 Criminal Law

3 Semester Units

Criminal Law provides students with an overview of general legal principles and an understanding of the historical development of criminal law and its contemporary form and function in American society today. This course offers a comprehensive study of the historical background, social values, moral standards, and political realities that give direction to the American system of justice.

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.
  • Describe the crimes of assault and battery.
  • Analyze how criminal law could control terrorism.

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