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Concepts of Criminal Law
Description:This course analyzes 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 uses case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. The course also discusses prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes. The completion of this course offers a foundation upon which upper-division criminal justice courses build. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online. [C-ID AJ 120]
Recommended Preparation:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in ENGL 1A
Transferability:CSU; UC 
Repeatability:May be repeated once if grade was D or F.
Grading Type:Credit Course For Grade Or P/NP
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 SectDaysHoursInstructorLocationRoomUnitsStatusTotal SeatsEnroll countSeats LeftWait List countDatesBook Link
 0556Online3 hrs 0 min Per WeekTurner J.OnlineONLINE3.00Too Late to Add4022180 out of 99 8/16/19 - 12/13/19
 ONLINE COURSE: This course is taught using Canvas. Click on the Lobo Apps link on the MPC home page to access Canvas, your MPC e-mail, and other online tools. Students must have regular access to a computer with high-speed Internet access and be familiar with using the Internet. Visit the Canvas Help Desk for help accessing your online course. It is important to regularly check your email account for course-related communications. Instructor Jared Turner will send a welcome email with orientation instructions one week before the course begins. For more information, please email