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CJ& 110 Criminal Law • 5 Cr.

Description:

Surveys theories and concepts of law pertaining to the criminal justice system. Topics include the Revised Code of Washington and specific state and federal constitutional amendments.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Use the basic vocabulary of law (e.g., culpability, mens rea, probable cause, rule of law, etc.)
  • Distinguish between “Common Law", the “Model Code”, and the “Revised Code of Washington.”
  • Paraphrase the categories and sources of criminal and civil law.
  • Accurately and informatively explain and give examples of the conceptual and statutory differences between “civil” and “criminal” law.
  • Illustrate why general knowledge of “criminal” and “civil” law is important in the daily lives of all citizens.
  • Identify, explain and discuss in writings and discussions the theory behind the development of “criminal” and “civil” laws.
  • Classify the key elements to specific criminal statutes in the Revised Code of Washington.
  • Identify, explain and discuss the major purposes of criminal law.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000