SRJC Course Outlines

5/10/2021 10:12:30 PMAJ 50 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 50Title:  ADVANCED CRIMINAL LAW  
Full Title:  Advanced 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
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Catalog Description:
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An in-depth study of the substantive law commonly encountered by sworn peace officers or other criminal justice employees.  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 sworn peace officers or other criminal justice employees.  The scope of the course includes misdemeanor and 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:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
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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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify the essential elements of criminal statutes discussed Part I (crimes against persons) and Part II (crimes against property) crimes within the Uniform Crime Reporting Act.
2.  Review essential elements of California criminal statutes.
3.  Analyze scenarios for violations of California law.
4.  Apply California law, including the laws of arrest, to scenarios.
5.  Identify the essential elements of criminal statutes of crimes against children.
6.  Identify the essential elements of criminal statutes of sexual offenses or behavior.
7.  Identify the essential elements of criminal statutes of crimes involving controlled substances.
8.  Identify the essential elements of criminal statutes of crimes involving illegal weapons.
9.  Identify the essential elements of criminal statutes of crimes pertaining to vehicles.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Property crimes
      A.  Thefts, unlawful appropriations, stolen property crimes related to identifying marks and serial numbers
      B.  Embezzlement, forgery, and credit and access card crimes
      C.  Trespasses, vandalism, burglaries, and burglary tools
      D.  Arson and crimes related to arson
II.  Crimes against persons
      A.  Stalking, threats, assaults, batteries, felony batteries, assaults with weapons, and         
                  spousal abuse crimes
      B.  Extortion and robbery
      C.  False imprisonment, child abduction, kidnapping, and carjacking
      D.  Homicides and criminal homicides
III.  General criminal statutes
      A.  Disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, riots, lynchings, public nuisances, and
                  crimes against public morals and decency
      B.  Crimes by public officials
      C.  Crimes against public officials and officers
      D.  False reports and perjuries
      E.  Crimes involving witnesses, victims, and court orders
IV.  Crimes against children
      A.  Child endangerment and abuse
      B.  Sexual offenses against or involving children
      C.  Child abuse reporting requirements
V.  Criminal sexual offenses or behavior
      A.  Sexual batteries
      B.  Rape and spousal rape
      C.  Sex offender registration laws
VI.  Crimes involving controlled substances
      A.  Definitions of controlled substances
      B.  Federal and state controlled substance schedules
      C.  Possession, transportation and sale of controlled substances
      D.  Crimes related to the manufacturing of controlled substances
VIII.  Weapons law
      A.  Definition unique to federal and state laws
      B.  Crimes related to possessing deadly and prohibited weapons
      C.  Laws and crimes related to the storage and carrying loaded and concealed weapons
      D.  Laws and crimes related to assault weapons
IX.  Laws pertaining to vehicles
      A.  Common definitions
      B.  Laws involving ownership, licensing, and registration
      C.  Crimes involving driving under the influence
      D.  Common moving violations
      E.  Common equipment violations

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading of applicable California legal codes and preparation for class discussion
2. Written analysis of specific observed scenarios and/or current events
3.  Objective examinations
4.  Research California case law and reporting

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
30 - 40%
Analytical paper and case law report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Projects graded on problem solving
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 55%
Objective exams (multiple choice, etc.) that include essay questions
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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1.  California Penal Code, current edition
2.  California Criminal Law Manual; Hunt, Derald; Burgess Publishing Company, current edition
3.  Instructor prepared materials

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