CJ 105 Criminal Law
S1M 2008 CH
Adjunct Senior Professor
B.A., St.Francis CollegeJ.D., Georgetown University
Training Building, MCAS, Cherry Point
1530 - 1645, Mon & Wed
14 JAN - 07 MARCH, 2008
4:45 - 7:15 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Kaplan & Waltz, Basic Materials on Criminal Evidence (1980); Common Sense and the Fifth Amendment (1959); Berry, Arrest, Search and Seizure (1973); Silberman, Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice (1979); Southerland, Crime and Confession, (1965).
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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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept assignments late. Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero.” All tests must be taken on the dates the class is given the test. Extreme situations may be handled by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. A determination of an “extreme situation” is solely the instructor’s.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones, beepers and other communication devices are not to be used, or on, during class. Disruptive behavior (as determined by the instructor) is unfair to the other students and will not be tolerated. Loud talking, snoring, sleeping, coming late to class or leaving early, except in emergencies, will not be tolerated. Multiple disruptions over a term will lead to the withdrawal of the student from the class by the instructor. The instructor may announce other rules from time to time.
JAN 14 Nature & Limits of Criminal Law Chap 1
Constitutional Limits Chap 2 pps 1 – 53
JAN 16 General Principles/Actus Reus Chap 3 pps 54 - 85
JAN 23 Parties to Crime & Vicarious Liability Chap 5 pps 114 – 144
JAN 28 Inchoate Crimes Chap 6 pps 145 – 189
JAN 30 Defenses/Justifications Chap 7 pps 190 – 237
FEB 4 Review
Essay #1 Due
FEB 6 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
FEB 11 Defenses/ Excuses Chap 8 pps 238 - 279
FEB 13 Crimes v. Persons/Homicide Chap 9 pps 281 – 316
FEB 20 Crimes v. Property Chap 11 pps 373 – 423
FEB 25 Crimes v. Public Order, Morals Chap 12 pps 424 - 461
FEB 27 Crimes v. The State Chap 13 pps 462 -498
MAR 3 Review
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