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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

PLAW 230 - Criminal Practice and Procedures (D)


This course will introduce the general principles, sources, and purpose of criminal law, including the following doctrinal issues that apply to crimes in general: the act requirement, the mens rea requirement, causation, liability for attempted crimes, accomplice liability, defenses, and criminal code interpretation.  The course will also introduce the limitations imposed on law enforcement activities by the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution as applied to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment.  The course generally considers the criminal justice process from investigation through arrest and initial court appearance.

PLAW 200 and PLAW 205

Credits: 3

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