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CJI 205 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL LAW

CJI 205Criminal Law

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  CJI 205 Criminal Law

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in BUS 101 or equivalent and ENG 101

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course expands on concepts introduced in CJI 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice. It traces the definition of crime, and the origins of criminal law in the United States. Topics of discussion include basic legal terminology, classification of crimes, specific criminal offenses, and the New Jersey courts. This course also amplifies and further develops Criminal Procedure, topics initially covered in CJI 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice. The course explores conflicting models of justice, due process.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the American legal system;
  2. describe the impact that law has on society; and
  3. recognize and explain the elements of criminal liability.