Criminal Law

Criminal Law
Problems in defining what conduct should be subjected to criminal penalties; the limitations of criminal law as a means for prevention and control of undesirable conduct.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAdmission to law school.
Course Outcomes


Students will be able to understand and apply the various theories of punishment.

Elements of a Crime

Students will understand the elements that make up a crime, including mens rea and actus rea.

Statutory Application

Students will have an ability to read statutory language from the model penal code and apply it to the facts of a given case.

Penal Code & Common Law

Students will be versed in the differences between the model penal code and the
common law as they apply to various crimes.