Criminal Law



SLN #: 26587
Course Prefix: LAW-516
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Murphy

Course Description:
Basic principles of criminal liability. Why have the criminal law and why punish? Acts and omissions (actus reus), mental states and negligence (mens rea), excuses (e.g., insanity), justifications (e.g., self defense)--all ultimately illustrated in a sample crime (usually homicide). The instructor, who prefers talking with students rather than talking to stenographers, does not permit the use of laptop computers in this class.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None