CJ 105 Criminal Law
S1DD 2008 DC
Rickrich, Carl W.,, II
Adjunct Senior Professor
B.A. The Ohio State University, 1976J.D. The University of Toledo, 1979
Park University, DSCC.
As necessary to meet with students.
January 14, 2008, through March 9, 2008.
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Samaha, Joel, Criminal Law, ninth edition, 2008, Thomson Wadsworth, Belmont, California.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactive learning based on lectures, readings, dialogues, writings and examinations. The instructor will engage learners in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For this class you will be expected to write three essays - each comparing a modern state statute with corresponding historical common law for that crime. The essays may be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
The purpose in writing these essays is to examine the historical development of criminal law from common law principles to current state statutes, the relationship between criminal justice and the law, and the social policy implications of criminal law development.
To complete each of the three essays, you should:
Each of your three essays must include:
You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in criminal law. You must write using APA format for all source citations in both the body of the essay and in the reference page.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There shall be a midtem examination and a final examintion. As noted above, students shall prepare three essays. Attendance and class participation shall also be graded. Please refer to the "grading plan", below.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Points shall be deducted for any assignment that is not completed in a timely manner in conformity to the course syllabus unless satisfactory arrangements are made in advance in writing and signed by the student and the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all class meetings, to be timely and prepared and to actively participate in class discussions. Students are expected to read all material assigned for class meetings. Students are expected to complete all assignments in a timely manner.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: First Week: Chapter 1, Nature and Limits of Criminal Law in U.S Society; Chapter 2, Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law. Begin essay question answers. Second Week: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4: General Principles of Criminal Liability. Third Week: Chapter 5 and Chapter 6: Defenses to Criminal Liability. Fourth Week: midterm examination. Fifth Week: Chapter 7, Parties to Crime and Vicarious Liability; Chapter 8: Inchoate Crimes. Sixth Week: Chapter 9 and Chapter 10: Crimes against Persons; Chapter 11, Crimes against Property. Seventh Week: Chapter 12, Crimes against Public Order and Morals; and Chapter 13, Crimes against the State. Turn in essay question answers. Eighth Week: Final Examination.
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