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Spring 2022
Jul 22,2024
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CJA 220 - Introduction to Criminal Law
An overview of substantive criminal law in the United States that comprises an examination of the historical development, philosophical principles, sources and nature of criminal law. Specific topics include the distinction between criminal and civil law; the classification of crimes; definitions and essential elements of key crimes and inchoate offenses; basic principles of and defenses to criminal liability, and the use of law as a social force.
3.000 Credit hours
30.000 TO 36.000 Lecture hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Science Division
Social Science Department

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Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
May not be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
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