Sep 26, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 2550 - Criminal Law


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

The focus of this course is the study of the general principles of criminal law. The approach adopted in this course involves the use of the text to explain general principles and their application to specific crimes followed by cases that apply the general principles to the facts of the specific cases. The students will be encouraged to formulate their own views regarding the application made by the court it its opinion on the one hand and, on the other, they will also be encouraged to understand the principles and definitions in order to apply them. Students will be required to act as legislators, judges, juries, defense attorneys and prosecutors in order to see the principles and definitions from all perspectives. I

Prerequisite(s): CJ 2000 .



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