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Lecture by Prof. Ivonne De La Cruz, Esq

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LAW 103: Criminal Law

Students will examine the common law and the modern criminal justice systems including their theory of punishment, classification of crimes, criminal causation and elements of various crimes. Students will study the criminal culpability rules applicable to perpetrators such as principals, accessories & accomplices. Students will learn the elements of various crimes committed against persons such as homicide, assault, battery, rape and mayhem. They will also study property crimes such as larceny, embezzlement, false pretenses, receiving stolen property, robbery, burglary & arson. Further, students will examine the inchoate crimes of attempt, solicitation and conspiracy, and will also learn many affirmative defenses including mistake, self-defense, consent, infancy, insanity, intoxication, duress, necessity, and entrapment.