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CJ& 110 - Criminal Law

5 Credits
Elements, purposes, functions of criminal law, crimes and punishments; Washington State Criminal Code; state and federal drug laws; constitutional limitations on legislative and law enforcement functions.

Course Note Previously ADM J 103.

Designed to Serve All persons interested in the justice system and administration of justice majors.
Active Date 2011-07-21

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Transferable Elective
Course Outline
1. Crime and its Elements 2. Affirmative Defenses 3. Overview of Washington State Criminal Code 4. Crimes against Persons 5. Crimes against Property 6. Combating Organized Crime 7. War on Drugs

Student Learning Outcomes
Understand the function of criminal law and the constitutional limitations of it.

Know the elements of homicide, burglary, and other selected crimes.

Distinguish felony from misdemeanor.

Explain the scheme of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Understand the statutory measures in combating organized crime.

Understand the availability and applicability of affirmative defenses to criminal charges.

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