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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Criminal Justice - CJ 211

Criminal Law

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is a study of the elements of criminal law, its purposes and function. Students will study the elements necessary to establish crime and criminal intent, sources of criminal law, criminal responsibility and general court procedures. Students will be able to differentiate between the three types of jurisdiction, explore the physical and mental requirements of a criminal act and compare the affirmative defenses available. The course will cover homicide and other assaultive crimes, sex offenses and other offenses to the family relationship, theft, robbery and burglary. Students will be able to recognize crimes such as forgery, false imprisonment, extortion and bribery, as well as crimes involving narcotic drugs and alcoholic beverages.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the fundamental components of criminal law and its historical background.
  • Differentiate the various forms of jurisdiction.
  • Explore the physical and mental requirements of a criminal act.
  • Compare the affirmative defenses available.
  • Explain the elements of homicide and other assaultive crimes.
  • Outline sex offenses and other offenses to the family relationship.
  • Compare the elements of theft, robbery, burglary and other related offenses.
  • Summarize crimes such as forgery, false imprisonment, extortion and bribery.
  • Explore crimes by and against juveniles.
  • Examine crimes involving narcotic drugs and alcoholic beverages.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 211142704Criminal LawONL3Kirshner B0/31/0Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 211347012Criminal LawRMT3Courie J10/20/0Open$12.00R  02:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 211347021Criminal LawRMT3Courie J5/20/0Open$12.00M  10:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 211112902Criminal LawONL3Kirshner B31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 211317017Criminal LawPSTC3Courie J20/20/0Open$12.00W  10:00 AM-12:54 PM FTC120

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday