Course Description

Examination of the elements of crimes: crimes against persons, property, public health and safety, and others. Differences between felonies and misdemeanors and between crimes and torts are discussed.

  • The Penal Code structure
  • Overview of criminal procedure, including factual and legal burdens of proof
  • Corpus delicti issues
  • Procedures before, during, and after trial
  • Commonly encountered defenses
  • General sentencing issues are presented to help students understand criminal law in context
  • Aspects of evidence relating to proof of crimes and limitations imposed on the introduction of evidence

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