LGLS2102 Criminal Law

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: LGLS2102

Credits: 3

Term: Fall

About the Course:

This course provides instruction on the most common crimes prosecuted in American courts, including homicide, sexual assault, theft, and crimes against public order and morals. Students will obtain an understanding of the nature, origins, and purposes of criminal law, the general principles of criminal liability, inchoate crimes, joint ventures, and the defenses to liability. Students will learn about the concepts of mens rea, actus reus, mala in se, mala prohibita, causation, and concurrence. Students will explore key contemporary issues in Criminal Law, such as: gender-related violence; bias-related violence and hate crimes; global issues in American Criminal Law; the intersection of Criminal Law and technology; and the role of mental health issues in Criminal Law.  Prerequisites: NONE.