House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus CRIJ-1310-01 (Fundamentals Criminal Law)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
CRIJ-1310-01 (Fundamentals Criminal Law)
|Instructor||Turkel, Richard Ellis|
|Course ID #||10442|
|Course Title||Fundamentals Criminal Law|
|Course Description||Fundamentals of Criminal Law|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading|
|Required Textbooks||Criminal Law, 10th Edition, Joel Samaha, Wadsworth-Cengage Learning, ISBN 978-0-80749-0|
1. The ability to employ appropriate methods, technologies and data that social behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
2. The ability to examine social institutions and processes.
3. The ability to use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
4. The ability to differentiate and analyze historical evidence and differing point of view.
5. The ability to analyze. Critically assess, and develop creative solutions to public policy problems.
6. The ability to recognize and assume one=s responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society by learning to think for oneself, by engaging in public discourse, and by obtaining information through the news media and other appropriate information sources about politics and public policy.
7. The ability to identify and understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.
Daily case assignments are listed in the syllabus hand-outs to students.
Exam dates are tentatively scheduled for: February 15, March 29 and May 03.
This course will include federal and state criminal law and the rationale and history which lead to the current state of these rules. You should have ability to identify, verbally communicate and understand issues related to:
1. Criminal law and Criminal Punishment
2. Constitutional limits on criminal law.
3. The general principals of criminal liability.
4. Defenses to criminal liability
5. Parties to crime and vicarious liability.
5. Uncompleted crimes.
6. Crimes against persons.
7. Crimes against property.
9. Crimes against public order.
10. Crimes against the state.
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students who miss more than 3 class hours are subject to being dropped by the instructor. The student is required to meet with the instructor at this time to discuss attendance and class progress. Students who are more than 10 minutes tardy will be marked with 1/2 hours absence for that class period. Students who are more than 20 minutes late will be marked with 1 hour absent for that class period. Students with more than 3 hours absence will loss 1 point on their final grade for each class-hour absent.|
|Determination of Final Grade||Exams 50%; Class Grade 25%, Final Exam 25%|
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
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