Criminal Law CJ105
S2B 2012 BL
Alejandro C. Cuellar, JD
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of Texas at El Paso)Juris Doctorate (Washburn University School of Law)
500 E. San Antonio St., El Paso, Texas
After class and by appointment
March 19 - May 13, 2012
Mondays and Wednesdays (RM 639-20)
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each learner in discussion to encourage the lively exploration of ideas and issues.
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:
The final is not a take home exam.
The final is not open-book.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work or missed exams will not be accepted, unless you have my prior approval.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Topics to be Covered
Syllabus Review and Ch. 1: Criminal Law: Purposes, Scope, and Sources
Ch. 2: Jurisdiction and Chapter 3: Essential Elements of a Crime
Ch. 4: Criminal Liability and Chapter 5: Criminal Responsibility and the Capacity to Commit a Crime
Ch. 6: The Law Governing the Use of Force
Ch. 8: Criminal Punishments and Chapter 9: Free Speech, Street Crimes, and the Bill of Rights
Ch. 10: Homicide and Chapter 11: Assault, Battery, and other Crimes Against the Person
Ch. 12: Sexual Assault, Rape, Prostitution, and Related Sex Crimes
Ch. 13: Theft and Chapter 14: Robbery, Burglary, and Related Crimes
Ch. 15: White Collar Crime, Cyber Crime, and Commercial Crime
Ch. 16: Drug Abuse and Alcohol Related Crimes
Ch. 17: Terrorism and Organized Crime and Gangs
Ch. 19: Immigration Crimes, Contempt, and other Crimes Against Government
Core Assessment Due via eCompanion by May 7th at 11:59PM
- Final Exam Review
- Final Exam
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Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the material during class time.
Last Updated:2/7/2012 3:26:53 PM