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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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LEGAL 119 - Criminal Law and Procedure

5 Credits
Covers the substantive and procedural law that governs investigation and prosecution of crime; theory and purpose behind criminal law and punishment; and particular rules and procedures for prosecution of criminal cases in the state of Washington.

Placement Eligibility English 101

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Spring Evening

Designed to Serve Students in Legal Studies program, pre-law students.
Active Date 20220330T15:34:14

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Procedural Criminal Law
  • Investigation of Crime
  • Theory of crime and prevention
  • Theory of Punishment
  • Procedures through a Trial
  • Washington State Laws

Student Learning Outcomes
Accurately describe necessary elements of major crimes, their classifications, and resulting punishment.

Effectively identify and analyze selected theories and philosophies behind criminal law and punishment.

Correctly evaluate and analyze the procedure of a criminal case from investigation through trial and sentencing.

Accurately describe constitutional safeguards and procedural protections for the accused.

Memorize, analyze, and apply sections of the Washington State Criminal Code and the United States Code to hypothetical fact patterns.

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