Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Feb 01, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog
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CCJS 221 - Criminal Law


A study of the development, application, and enforcement of local, state, and federal laws; a review of criminal offenses as defined by such laws. Includes a review of court decisions pertinent to the administration of justice, such as arrests, searches, and seizures. PREREQUISITE(S): CCJS 110 , LGST 101 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Distinguish between substantive criminal law and criminal procedures.
  • Explain the dynamics of the U.S. Constitution as it impacts criminal law.
  • Analyze court decisions as they apply to arrest, search and seizure, and other procedural areas of criminal law.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sources, use, and limitations of criminal law.
  • Critically evaluate how the historical development of the criminal law influences current application of the law.


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