CJL2100

Criminal Law

Course Code: CJL2100

Credit Hours: 3 semester hours

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
A course in the theory, purpose and history of criminal law. General criminal procedures, including arrest and trial, appeal, punishment and release, search, and seizure and the rights and duties of law officers.

Course Details

Instructors:

Lynn Wimberly

wimberlyl@chipola.edu

Virginia "Ginger" Hicks

hicksg@chipola.edu

Terri Whitehead

whiteheadt@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Schmalleger, Frank and Hall, Daniel. Criminal Law Today. 6th Ed. New York: Pearson, 2017. Print. ISBN: 9780134163734

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-08.0 Describe and discuss the field of criminal law

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Analyze the implications of constitutional case and statutory law and their relationship to the criminal justice system.

Identify the difference between procedural and substantive due process.

Explain how burden of proof relates to a criminal proceeding.

Interpret legal defenses in criminal law.

Interpret the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution

SS-08.06

SS-08.03

SS-08.01

SS-08.07

SS-08.08

Tests, Unit Tests, Quizzes, Skills Demonstration, Writing Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Read all assigned materials
  2. Attend and participate in class discussions
  3. Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
  4. All courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
  5. Assignment Schedule:
    1. Lecture
    2. Discussions
    3. Handouts
    4. Audio Visual
    5. Examinations
  6. Chapters are listed as follows:
    1. The Nature and History of Criminal Law
    2. Criminal Liability and the Essence of Crime
    3. Expanding the Concept of Crime
    4. Extending Criminal Liability: Inchoate Offenses and Parties to Crime
    5. Justifications as Defenses
    6. Defenses: Excuses and Insanity
    7. Crimes Against Persons: Homocide
    8. Crimes Against Persons: Assault, Sex Offenses, and Other Crimes
    9. Property and Computer Crimes
    10. Offenses against Public Order and the Administration of Justice
    11. Offenses against Public Morality
    12. Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    13. Victims and the Law
    14. Punishment and Sentencing

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