Federal Crimes



SLN #: 72229
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Hessick

Course Description:
This class will study a number of uniquely federal crimes, such as RICO, CCE, and civil rights violations, as well as federal prosecutions of narcotics and firearms offenses. It will also explore a number of issues that arise in the enactment and enforcement of federal criminal law, such as the bases for federal criminal jurisdiction and the choice between state, federal, or duplicative prosecutions. Students will be graded based on class participation, two short non-research papers, and a take-home final exam.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes; two 8-10 page non-research paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Criminal Law & Constitutional Law
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard