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Enuwa Ameh
T CRIM 440
Tacoma Campus

Fundamental of Criminal Law

Examines the historical, constitutional, and legal principles applicable to substantive criminal law. Analyzes the definition of criminal law, elements of major crimes, general principles of criminal responsibility, punishment, and the conditions that may excuse an individual from criminal liability or mitigate punishment. Prerequisite: either T CRIM 200 or T CRIM 225.

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Examines the historical, constitutional and legal principles applicable to substantive criminal law. Will also analyze the definition of criminal law, elements of major crimes, general principles of criminal responsibility, punishment, and the conditions that may excuse an individual from criminal liability or mitigate punishment. Staff and inmate rights and responsibilities are also presented within the context of ethical and legal requirements. Washington State Criminal Code, state and federal drug laws are reviewed.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Enuwa Ameh
Date: 12/08/2012