2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
2018-2019 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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A J 022 Concepts of Criminal Law


Units: 3
Prerequisites: A J 021 Criminal Justice in Society  with a grade of “C” or better or.
Prerequisite Skills: 1. Advisory Reading Level II.
Corequisites: A J 021 Criminal Justice in Society .
Advisories: ENG 001A  with a grade of “C” or better.
This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. The completion of this course offers a foundation upon which upper-division criminal justice course will build. The course will also include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes. (UC, CSU, C-ID AJ 120)



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