Silicon Valley Business School
Self-Paced Online Course: Criminal Law
Credits: 2 ~ Study Hours: 20

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.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

Appreciate the purpose of criminal law and identify the sources of criminal law in the U.S.
List the essential elements of certain serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter and rape.
Identify the key elements of inchoate crimes such as attempt, solicitation, conspiracy and accomplice.
List and explain the key defenses presented in criminal cases, including justification, self-defense, excuse, intoxication, insanity, mistake and impossibility.
Understand how a criminal case is structured, and identify the various steps involved.


Course Sections

The course is organized into the following sections:

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

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