Silicon Valley Business School

Criminal Law

The principals of criminal law in the U.S. are presented in this module. Students learn the elements of a criminal case, certain serious crimes, how criminal liability can be extended to reach third party defendants and common defenses to criminal charges.

Free Course Sections
Below you have free access to some of the learning materials in each section of this course. These are provided for you to educate yourself on the course content. If you want to gain a good understanding, we recommend you watch each video and read all the materials in each section before moving along to the next section.

Criminal Law: Background & Justification
Criminal Law: Sources of U.S. Criminal Law
Criminal Law: Classifications of Crimes
Criminal Law: Elements of a Criminal Case
Criminal Law: Mens Rea (Guilty Mind) ~ The Defendant's Mental State
Criminal Law: Capital Punishment ~ Death Penalty
Criminal Law: Murder & Unintentional Killing
Criminal Law: Sex Crimes
Criminal Law: Property Crimes
Criminal Law: White Collar Crimes
Criminal Law: Inchoate (Incomplete) Crimes
Criminal Law: Selected Defenses
Criminal Law: Sentencing
Certificate Course
The Certificate Course covers the same material, but tracks your progress and tests you in each section. Once you have passed all the quizzes in the Certificate Course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

See Certificate Course