2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRIJ 1310 - Fundamentals of Criminal Law

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability. (2201015324) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Course Outcomes
1 - Identify the elements of crimes and defenses under Texas statutes, Model Penal Code, and case law.
2 - Classify offenses and articulate penalties for various crimes.
3 - Compare culpable mental states when assigning criminal responsibility.
4 - Assess the impact of history and philosophy on current criminal laws.
5 - Evaluate the application of criminal law to other areas of criminal justice such as law enforcement and corrections.