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Bronx Community Collegeof the City University of New YorkDepartment of Business & Information SystemsOffice of Paralegal StudiesLAW 65 - CRIMINAL LAWInstructor:Section:SYLLABUSRequired Text:Criminal Law and Procedure:An OverviewRonald J. BacigalI.OBJECTIVESThis course is an overview of Criminal Law its procedure. The course will examine cases to better understand thechanges 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 theanalysis, interpretation, evaluation and integration of law and facts;b)Communicate (both in writing and orally) the results of the above mentioned analysis; andc)Use information technology to supplement the text, to communicate with others and to supportlearning.2.Emphasis will be given to the intersection between the body of law and personal and civic values in light ofprofessional ethical responsibilities.The importance of continuing professional development will be stressed.II.ASSIGNMENTSYou will be responsible for assigned readings, class discussions and lectures, as well as whatever additional materialsmay 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 inclass; 2) attend regularly and promptly; 3) listen and take notes; and 4) participate in class discussions.

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