This course will begin with an overview of the concept of punishment and will go on to examine the burden of proof and criminal defenses; it will also provide a critical look at the most common crimes. You will learn common terminology in criminal law and how to consider a crime thoroughly in terms of its elements.
- Criminal Law in a Nutshell, most recent edition. St Paul: West Group by Arnold H. Loewy
Highly Recommended Legal Resources
- Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning
- Westlaw, legal research access, available for the duration of the course for only $89
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