SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2021 2:57:33 PMAJ 50 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 50Title:  CRIMINAL LAW  
Full Title:  Criminal Law
Last Reviewed:5/12/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An in-depth study of the substantive law commonly encountered by the municipal, county, or state police officer or investigator or other criminal justice employee. The scope of the course includes misdemeanor and felony violations of the criminal statutes and case law interpretation of statutes.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of AJ 22


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An in-depth study of the substantive law commonly encountered by the municipal, county or state police officer, investigator or other criminal justice employee. The scope of the course includes misdemeanor & felony violations of the criminal statutes and case law interpretation of statutes.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of AJ 22
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2010
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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 1. Students will be able to list the essential elements or corpus delicti
   of each criminal statute studied during the course and identify the
   statute by the known numerical code section.
2. Students will be able to research and explain case law decisions
   interpreting selected criminal statutes studied during the course.
3. Given word-picture scenarios and other hypothetical situations in
   written form, students will be to identify whether or not a crime has
   occurred given the statutes covered in Learning Domain #6 (Property
   Crimes); #7 (Crimes Against Persons); #8 (General Criminal Statutes);
   #9 (Crimes Against Children); #10 (Sex Criimes); #39 (Crimes Against
   The Justice System); and #40 (Weapons Violations) of the Basic Law
   Enforcement Course Curriculum mandated by the California Commission on
   Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
4. Given word-picture scenarios and other hypothetical situations in
   written form, students will be able to identify whether or not an
   arrest can be accomplished for violation of the law.

Topics and Scope
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I.      Property Crimes
A. Theft (484, 484d-484j, 487, 488 P.C.)-(LD 6A)
B. Defrauding an Innkeeper (537 P.C.)(LD 6B)
C. Appropriation of lost property (LD 6C)
D. Vehicle theft/Joyriding (487h & 499b P.C., 10851 CVC LD 6P)
E. Embezzlement (503 & 514 PC)(LD 6D)
F. Forgery (470 P.C.)(LE 6E)
G. Issuing Checks with intent to Defraud (LD 6Q)
H. Trespassing (601, 602; 602L, 602.1, & 602.5 P.C.)(LD 6FR4)
I. Burglary (459 P.C.)(LD 6G)
J. Possession of Burglary Tools 466 P.C. LD H
K. Alteration of Serial Numbers (537e, Subsections 1,2,3,6,&9
PC(LD6I)
L. Receiving Stolen Property (496 P.C.)(LD 6J)
M. Vandalism (594 & 594.3 P.C.)(LD 6K)
N. Cruelty to Animals(597 P.C.)(LD 6L)
O. Arson (451, 451a & 452 P.C.)(LD6 0, LD 6 M)
P. Possession of a Firebomb (453 P.C.)(LD 6N)
Q. Attempted Arson (455 P.C.)(LD 60)
R. Repossession Law 97522, 7532, & 7533 B&P)(LD 6R)
S. Unlawful Repossession (481, 602 & 603 P.C.)(8.28.1)
T. Landlord/Tenant Dispute
II.     Crimes Against Persons
A. Extortion (518 & 520 P.C.)(LD 7A)
B. Assault (240 & 241 P.C.)(LD 7B)
C. Battery (242, 243 & 243.5 P.C.)(LD 7C)
D. Assault with a Deadly Weapon (245 P.C.)(LD 7D)
E. Mayhem (203 & 205 P.C.)(LD 7E)
F. Spousal/Cohabitation Abuse (273.5 P.C.)(LD 7F)
G. Robbery (LD 7G)(211 & 212.5 P.C.)
H. Carjacking (LD 7P)(215 P.C.)
I. Kidnapping/false imprisonment (207, 208, 209, 236 &
237P.C.)(LD 7H)
J. Aiding a suicide (401 P.C.)(3.27.1)(LD 7I)
K. Murder (198 & 189 P.C.)(LD 7J)
L. Manslaughter (191.5 & 192 P.C.)(LD 7L)
M. Excusable/Justifiable Homicide (195, 196 & 197 P.C.)
N. Crime against elders and dependent adults (P.C. 368(a),
368(b), 368(c)) (LD 7M).
O. Child Abduction (277, 278.5 P.C.)(LD 7N)
P. Stalking (646.9 P.C.)(LD 7O)
Q. Terrorist threats (P.C. 422)
R. Attempts to commit crime (21a P.C.)(664 P.C.)(LD 8A)
III.    General Criminal Statutes
A. Conspiracy (182 P.C.)(LD 8A)
B. Solicitation (LD 8B)
C. Disturbing the Peace (415 P.C.)(LD 8C)
D. Disorderly conduct (LD 8D)
E. Public Nuisance ((370, 372, 373a P.C.)(LD 8E)
IV.     Crimes Against Children (LD 9)
A. Child Endangerment (273a P.C.)(LD 9A)
B. Child Abuse (273d P.C.)(LD 9B)
C. Exigency Entry in Child Endangerment/Abuse Violations (Case)
Law)(LD 9C)
D. Lewd acts upon a child (288(a),(b)&(c)P.C.)(LD 9D)
E. Annoying or Molesting a Child (647.6 P.C.)(LD 9E)
F. Child Pornography-(311.11 P.C.)(LD 9F)
G. Unlawful Sexual Intercourse-(261.5 P.C.)(LD 9G)
H. Child abuse reporting requirements (LD 9H)
V.      Sex Crimes
A. Rape (261. P.C.)(LD 10G)
B. Spousal Rape (262 P.C.)(LD 10H)
C. Oral Copulation (288a(b)(1), (c),(d),(f),(g),&(i) P.C.)(LD
10C)
D. Sodomy (286(b)(1),(c),(d),(f),(g)&(i) P.C.)(LD 10D)
E. Penetration with a Foreign Object (289(a),(b) & (e) P.C.)
(LD 10I)
F. Incest (285 P.C.)(LD 10E)
G. Indecent Exposure (314.1 P.C.)(LD 10B)
H. Sex Offender Registration-(290(a),(f) & (g) P.C.)(LD 10F)
I. Sexual Battery (243.4(a) & (d) P.C.)(LD 10J)
J. Assault With Intent to Commit Certain Felonies (LD 10A)
VI.     Crimes Against the Justice System LD 39
A. Bribery (67 & 68 P.C.)(LD 39A)
B. Perjury (118 & 126 P.C.)(LD 39B)
C. Impersonation of an Officer (146a & 538d P.C.)(LD 39C)
D. Threatening/Obstructing an Officer (69.71,148(a)-
(d)P.C.)(LD39D)
E. Filing a False Police Report (148.3, 184.5 P.C.)(LD 39E)
F. False Information to Peace Officer(148.9 & 529P.C.31CVC)(LD
39K)
G. Violation of Court Order (166(a)4 & 166(c)4 P.C.)(LD39M)
H. Unlawful Assembly (407 P.C. & 416 P.C.)(LD39G)
I. Failure to Disperse, Order (409 & 416 P.C.)(LD39H)
J. Rout, Riot, inciting to Riot (404, 404.6, 406 P.C.)(LD39I)
K. Rescue, Escape, Lynching (405a,405b,836.6(b) and 4550
PC)(LD39J)
L.      Intimidation of a Victim/Witness(136.1,139 & 140 P.C.)(LD
39L)
M. False Report Of An Emergency (LD 39N)
N. False Report Of A Destructive Device (LD 39O)
O. Refusal To Aid An Officer
VIII.   Weapons Violations
A. Possession of Deadly Weapons (12020 P.C.)(LD 40D)
B. Definition of Firearms (12001 P.C.)(LD 40 O)
C. Prohibited Possession of Firearms (12021 & 12021.5 P.C.)(LD
40E)
D. Carrying a Concealed Weapon (12025 P.C.)(LD 40F)
E. Carrying a Loaded Firearm (12031 P.C.)(LD 40G)
F. Assault Weapons (LD 40N)
G. Altering Marks on a Firearm (12090 P.C.)(LD 40H)
H. Unsafe storage of firearm (12035 P.C.)(LD 40M)
I. Exceptions to Possession of Concealed Firearm (LD 40K)
J. Weapons on School Grounds (626.9, 629.95 & 626.10 P.C.)(LD
40J)
K. Possession of Switchblade (653K P.C.)(LD 40C)
L. Possession of Tear Gas - (P.C. 12420)(LD 40I)
M. Possession of weapons/tear gas in state or local public
building(1716 P.C.)(LD 40P)
N. Possession of deadly weapon with intent to
assault(PC467)(LD40L)
O. Brandishing a weapon P.C.417(a)(1), 417(a)(2), 417(b), 417(c),
417.1,417.3,417.4,417.8,417.25 and 12034(a),(b)&(c)
P.C.)(LD40A)
P. Shooting at an inhabited dwelling (246, 246.3, 247 P.C(LD
40B)
Q. Possession Of Certain Controlled Substances While Armed
R. Possession Of A Weapon In A Public Building (LD 40P)
S. Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm LD 40R
T. Possession Of A Firearm With Intent To Commit A Felony (LD
40S)

Assignments:
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 1. Word-picture scenarios and other hypothetical situations in written
   form covering corpus delicti of identified crimes, identifying appro-
   priate criminal statutes to use in particular crime situations,examin-
   ation of lesser and included offenses, and given the crime classifi-
   cation whether or not an appropriate peace officer or citizen arrest
   can be made.
2. Given the title of the crime, identify the numerical statute code
   section for the crime, and visa versa.
3. Word-picture scenarios and other hypothetical situations in written
   form covering assigned past and current appellate decisions inter-
   preting criminal statutes.
4. Completion of a workbook provided by the P.O.S.T. Commission on Learn-
   ing Domains covered in the Basic Law Enforcement Course.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, Basic Law
Enforcement Course Learning Domain Workbooks, Learning Domains 6, 7, 8,
9, 10, 39 and 40.
Payton, George, PEACE OFFICERS GUIDE TO CRIMINAL LAW, Current Edition,
Criminal Justice Services, San Jose, 1996.
Hunt,Derald, CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL LAW MANUAL, Current Edition, Burgess
Publishing Company, Minnesota, 1996.
California Penal Code, Current Edition.

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