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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Dec 03, 2023
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course acquaints students with the basic principles of criminal law derived from the English common law heritage and from more recent statutory penal code revisions in the American states. It examines criminal law in terms of what conduct is defined as criminal and what punishments are prescribed. Students will learn and apply the principles of criminal liability, theories of punishment, and the definition of specific offenses. Students will be encouraged to develop their own criminal law imagination as they engage with the course material.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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