CRJ 125 - Criminal Law
Essential elements of the various crimes under the criminal law. The concepts of culpability and criminal defenses recognized under the criminal law as they relate to murder, rape, robbery, burglary, arson, assault, drug offenses, disorderly conduct and harassment.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. List and give examples of different guilty mental states.
2. Describe the elements of the crimes listed above, using a statute from the text, the Model Penal Code, or the New York State Penal Code.
3. Explain and give examples of affirmative defenses.
4. Write arguments from the perspective of the prosecution and the defense about how the law should be applied in a particular case, including arguments about fairness and precedents.
5. Demonstrate verbally how prosecutors and defense attorneys might argue the cases covered in class.
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