CRJ 113 : Criminal Law

The primary focus is on substantive law. General legal principles applicable throughout the majority of the states are covered as well as the substantive law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The nature and development of criminal law and legal systems, jurisdiction, the criminal act, the criminal state of mind and matters affecting responsibility are studied. Pre or co-requisite: ENG 101. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Ethical Dimensions
1. Be able to synthesize and apply United States Supreme Court decisions regarding arrest and detention, search and seizure, interrogation, and the assistance of counsel in a professional environment. 2. Demonstrate proficiency through oral and written communication. 3. Will acquire and analyze information from a variety of academic and professional sources in a critical and scientific manner.