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Course SummaryIn Criminal Justice 307, you'll review essential topics in advanced criminal law. This collection of engaging lessons and practice quizzes is designed to boost your criminal law knowledge for upcoming exams, class assignments, or professional/independent learning purposes.
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This comprehensive online criminal justice course explores advanced criminal law topics through short and expertly taught video lessons. As you work through the course material, you'll familiarize yourself with the U.S. legal system, criminal defenses, types of crime, constitutional protections and much more. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of these criminal law topics.
Be sure to take the chapter exams and final course assessment to ensure your comprehension of the material. This course can supplement your traditional criminal justice textbooks, and it can function as a convenient test preparation, tutoring or professional development resource. You can use any computer or mobile device to access the course, and it's available to study online 24/7.
|Introduction to Advanced Criminal Law||Discuss the rules of criminal procedure; compare and contrast criminal and civil law; identify sources of law in the United States; describe the Model Penal Code.|
|The U.S. Legal System, Jurisdiction & Evidence||Explain federalism; differentiate between federal and state criminal law; name the three branches of government; describe the United States court system, define jurisdiction; compare types of evidence.|
|The Bill of Rights & Constitutional Protections||Summarize the amendments included in the Bill of Rights that specify the freedoms that we have as US citizens; assess due process rights that citizens have in the criminal court process.|
|Elements of a Crime||Recognize the various elements of a crime, including concurrence, attendant circumstances, causation and intent. Evaluate specific and general intent crimes, malice aforethought and strict liability offenses.|
|Types of Criminal Defenses||Explain justification and excuse defenses, self-defense, duress, necessity, insanity, entrapment, mistake of fact, and intoxication; identify situations where these types of defenses are appropriate.|
|Parties to Crime & Inchoate Offenses||Identify parties to a crime, including accomplices and accessories; discuss inchoate crimes, including conspiracy and solicitation.|
|Criminal Homicide & Murder||Define and identify the different degrees of murder; compare involuntary and voluntary manslaughter; discuss the components of vehicular homicide.|
|Sexual Offenses||Discuss the elements of sexual-related offenses, including rape, sexual assault, and sexual battery.|
|Crimes Involving Force & Fear||Identify and discuss crimes involving force, including assault and battery, domestic violence, stalking and kidnapping.|
|Crimes Against Property||Evaluate crimes against property, including theft, extortion, robbery, burglary, arson, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.|
|Crimes Against the Public||Discuss and identify crimes against the public, including disorderly conduct, vagrancy, loitering, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse; recognize gang and drug-related crimes.|
|Crimes Against the Government||Discuss treason, sedition, espionage, terrorism, perjury, bribery and obstruction of justice; talk about the Patriot Act, explain why it was enacted and evaluate the pros and cons of what it allows.|
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