COURSE SYLLABUS

 

      WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

FAIRBANKS CAMPUS

 

 

Winter 06-07

Nov 13-Feb 17

 

 

COURSE NUMBER & TITLE     JUAD 3300 Criminal Law

TIME             Thursday 6-10pm

INSTRUCTOR         Mr. William Hanbery

CONTACT INFORMATION       347-6023 (Leave message if no answer)

E-MAIL           

APPOINTMENTS         BY ARRANGEMENT

LOCATION           Ft. Wainwright

 

C OURSE DESCRIPTION

 

  Crimes against persons and property, parties to crimes, laws of arrest, search and seizure, laws of evidence, and criminal procedure

 

 

PREREQUISITES (None)

 

TEXT BOOK : CRIMINAL LAW 2 ND EDITION – Judy Hails Kaci, J.D., LL.M.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES : By the conclusion of this course, successful students should

 

  1. Be able to identify and explain the development of common law and statutory law that has developed over the last 250 years in the area of criminal law within the U.S.

  2.Be able to identify from facts and evidence who is responsible for acts that constitute crimes with in the U.S.

  3. Be able to identify and explain the laws of arrest, search and seizure, and criminal procedure that are required by the constitution and the amendments that protect us from abuse by government authorities.

  

 

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: Three major methods will be used in the class to facilitate the students understanding of the subject. 1) Lecture to supplement reading assignments, 2) student written response of assigned questions 3) Class discussions about significant cases and events that encompass U.S. criminal codes.

 

 

 

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

 

 

ATTENDANCE : Attendance is required. Excessive late arrivals or early departures will be taken into consideration. Material will be discussed in class and included in the exams that is not in the book. It is the students responsibility to obtain any material missed by not attending class for any reason. The student must not miss any more that 25% of the class. Any more misses may result in failure of the class.

**In the case of TDY’s the instructor should be notified as soon as possible.

 

READINGS : Assigned readings are to be completed prior to the class session for which they are assigned

 

Discussions: Lend your knowledge and expertise to the class during discussions of issues and events.

 

PLAGIARISM POLICY : Intellectual integrity and truthfulness are fundamental to scholarship. Scholars, whether they are performing as students or as teachers, are engaged in a search for truth. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and also a form of theft. Plagiarism occurs when a student fails to give proper credit when information is either quoted or paraphrased. Carelessness is no excuse. As such, it is a breach of scholarly responsibility. It is also unethical and in some cases, illegal. Looking at or copying someone else’s test, answer sheet, and /or paper is counted as cheating. Plagiarism may result in an “F” in the course.

 

DISABILITY POLICY : It is the University Policy that no otherwise qualified disabled person to be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university.

 

 

COURSE EVALUATION

 

 

GRADING SCALE

 

  A = 90 -100%

  B = 80 – 89%

  C = 70 – 79%       I = For Incomplete

  D = 60 – 69%       W = For Withdrawal

  F = Below 60%

 

 

GRADING WEIGHT (BASED ON 100 POINTS POSSIBLE)

 

Your course grade will be based on class participation, written answers to assigned questions, and three exams. Two of the exams will be of one hour duration with the final exam being allotted two hours for completion.

 

Participation 10%

Written answers to assigned questions 15%

First exam 25%

Second exam 25%

Final exam 25%

 

Withdrawal: If a student wishes to withdraw from this course, they should contact me or the Wayland office as soon as possible to discuss the situation. Partial refunding is dependant on the date of withdrawal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 1 Class introduction and discussion of class rules and chapter one – pg 1 thru 26

 

WEEK 2 Chapters 2&3 Capacity to commit crimes and Elements of criminal responsibility – pg. 27-90

 

WEEK 3 Chapter 4 Criminal homicide pgs. 95-128

 

WEEK 4 TEST over chapters 1-4 lecture over chapter 5 Assault, battery and related crimes. Pgs 131-158

 

 

WEEK 5 Chapters 6 and 7 Robbery, extortion, and crimes related to kidnapping, Sex crimes. Pgs 163 – 189.

 

WEEK 6 Chapter 8 Burglary, arson, and related crimes. Pgs 233 - 261

 

WEEK 7 Chapters 9& 10 Crimes against property and Gambling, drugs and commercial sex. Pgs. 267 - 342

 

WEEK 8 Chapter Test chapters 5-10 lecture over chapter 11 other crimes. Pgs. 349 - 387

  

 

WEEK 9 Chapters 12&13 Preparatory crimes and Defenses that negate criminal intent. Pgs. 391 - 470

 

WEEK 10 Chapter 14 Justifications for the use of force. Pgs 473 - 512

 

WEEK 11 Test over chapters 11-14