May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CJ& 110 - Criminal Law

Credits: 5
Examines criminal laws such as federal, state, and county laws. Focuses on criminal laws and their impact through selective enforcement by criminal justice officials. Gives special attention to substantive criminal law.

Enrollment Requirement: CJ& 101  and ENGL& 101  or higher; or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Fee: $5.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify criminal laws and examine the rules of criminal responsibility.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills in order to gain an understanding of prevailing issues in criminal law, with an emphasis on majority opinions.
  3. Apply criminal laws to specific situations.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge associated with basic criminal law and apply written communication skills in order to write case briefs.

Program Outcomes
  1. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs and hypotheses.
  2. Meet obligations necessary to complete individual and group tasks.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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