CJ 105 Criminal Law
F2M 2010 CH
B .S.J.D.Licensed Attorney in the State of SC
October 18-December 12, 2010
7:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Schmalleger, Frank et.al., CRIMINAL LAW TODAY, Fourth Edition, Pearson Education,Inc., 2010.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of full class participation based on lectures, readings, assessments, dialogues, websites and writings. The instructor will frequently use the socratic method so as to elicit substantive dialogue.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Assignment
For use beginning Fall 2008
During the course you are required to write three essays, each comparing a modern state statute with corresponding historical common law for that crime. 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.
Instructors may schedule the essays to be collected all at once or at different times during the course.
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.Be sure to review the Core Assessment Rubric.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class assessments will be through the use pedagogical tools, to wit: class participation ( to include submission of weekly discussion papers to include one oral presentation), core assessment papers, and final examination. The final examination consists of criminal mock trial which will be researched, prepared and conducted by students. Mock Trial assignments will be delivered to students during the second week of class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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