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AJ 002- Concepts of California Criminal Law - Online

What you need to do immediately:

1. Register for the class

2. Send instructor your email address immediately upon enrollment and before the first day of instruction to avoid being dropped.

What you will Need: A computer with internet access and an Email account. If you do not have a computer of your own, you can use the Technology Center at West Valley College and they will provide you with an Email account.

Note: It is a student's responsibility to officially drop classes they are not attending.

Units: 3

Instructor: Marge Faulstich


COURSE SYLLABUS

 

TITLE AND NUMBER OF COURSE:

Concepts of Criminal Law, Units-3

Administration of Justice 002, Online

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional

provisions; definitions, classification of crime and their

application to the system of administration of justice; legal

research, study of case law, methodology, and concepts of

law as a social force.

REQUIRED TEXT:

Concepts of California Criminal Law, Dr. George Payton, 11th Edition.

To Kill Again, Dr. Donald Sears (WVC bookstore packet)

OBJECTIVES:

COURSE CONTENT:

A. Legal research and methodology

B. Philosophical and historical development of law

C. The nature of criminal law

D. Classification of crimes

E. Corpus Delecti--elements of crimes

F. Capacity to commit crimes

G. Overview of specific types of crime (i.e., Serial killers/mass murders).

EVALUATION PROCEDURE:

EXAM-Payton Text: Chapters 1-10 = 200 pts.

EXAM-Sears Text: Chapters 1-4, "To Kill Again" = 65 pts.

TERM PROJECT: Internet Research Assignment = 300 pts.

 

GRADING PROCEDURE:

A= 565-508

B= 507-450

C= 449-392

D= 391-334

F= 333, or below

 

ONLINE ASSIGNMENT AND TEST INFORMATION:

"Concepts of California Criminal Law" textbook, by Dr. George Payton

"To Kill Again", Dr. Donald Sears,WVC bookstore packet

STUDENT CHEATING

Assignments, tests, and exams are the property of instructor and are not to be copied, duplicated, or shared with others without the express approval of instrucor. Above all, students who major in Administration of Justice or who hope to become a Criminal Justice career professional should be exemplary in their honesty and integrity. Any student found to be cheating may receive the following sanction(s): verbal or written warning (copy to Dean); receive a drop with an “F” grade, and or recommended for expulsion from the Administration of Justice program. Do your own work.

MAKEUP POLICY:

Failure to take the final exam and to verify illness/emergency will result in an "F" course grade.

Makeup exams are approved only in case of verified illness/emergency permitting a student to receive an "incomplete" grade, with pre-approval of the instructor. .

Instructor Availability:

Student office hours: TBA

 


Links:

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e-mail button marge_faulstich@westvalley.edu