This course provides a foundation for understanding substantive criminal law. Topics explored include the constitutional limitations on substantive criminal law, the general elements and classification of criminal offenses, the parties to crimes, affirmative defenses, and the legal elements of inchoate offenses. Students will learn the legal elements of homicide offenses, and crimes against persons. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to apply substantive criminal law concepts to factual scenarios in order to determine applicable criminal charges and defenses.
Prerequisite: CJ100 for Criminal Justice or 70 credits earned for CIS Digital Forensics Track