Law 65 Syllabus.doc - Bronx Community College of the City University of New York Department of Business Information Systems Office of Paralegal Studies

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Bronx Community College of the City University of New York Department of Business & Information Systems Office of Paralegal Studies LAW 65 - CRIMINAL LAW Instructor: Section: SYLLABUS Required Text: Criminal Law and Procedure: An Overview Ronald J. Bacigal I. OBJECTIVES This course is an overview of Criminal Law its procedure. The course will examine cases to better understand the changes in judicial interpretation and procedure. 1. Students will be expected to acquire the skill to: a) Apply legal principals to real world factual situations using abstract reasoning, including the analysis, interpretation, evaluation and integration of law and facts; b) Communicate (both in writing and orally) the results of the above mentioned analysis; and c) Use information technology to supplement the text, to communicate with others and to support learning. 2. Emphasis will be given to the intersection between the body of law and personal and civic values in light of professional ethical responsibilities. The importance of continuing professional development will be stressed. II. ASSIGNMENTS You will be responsible for assigned readings, class discussions and lectures, as well as whatever additional materials may be provided for the course. Tip: You will have a better understanding of criminal law if you: 1) read the assignments before they are discussed in class; 2) attend regularly and promptly; 3) listen and take notes; and 4) participate in class discussions.

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