Instructor: Marge Faulstich
NOTE: It is a student's responsibility to officially drop classes they are not attending.
TITLE AND NUMBER OF COURSE:
Concepts of Criminal Law, Units-3
Administration of Justice 002, Lecture: 3 hours
Lab by arrangement: 2 hours
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.
Concepts of California Criminal Law, Dr. George Payton.
"To Kill Again", by Dr. Donald Sears (booklet-WVC bookstore)
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).
QUIZZES (10 @ 40 points each) - Payton Text: Chapters 1-10 Payton = 400pts.
EXAM, Sear's text, "To Kill Again" (Chapters. 1-4). = 65 pts.
FINAL EXAM: Payton Text =100 pts.
Extra Credit & Legal Research, (To be announced)
F= 333, or below
Above all, students who major in Administration of Justice or who hopes to become a Criminal Justice career professional should be exemplary in their honesty and integrity.
Exams/Assignments are the property of the Instructor and are NOT to be Emailed or Copied to anyone without the express permission of the Instructor.
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 Adm. Of Justice program.
Failure to take exams or complete assignments, and to verify illness/emergency will result in an "F" course grade.
An "Incomplete" Grade will be permitted only in case of verified illness/emergency, and instructor approval.
PARTICIPATION in your Online class IS ESSENTIAL! Online classes require self-discipline and attention to stated deadlines and assignments.
Instructor On-Campus Office Hours: TBA, via Email
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