CRJ 215 Criminal Law (3 credits)

A study of the scope, purpose, definition, and classification of crimes. Consideration is given to the more common offenses under the Penal Law. A concern for criminal intent, acts of omission and commission, arrest, and search and seizure, along with an introduction to the Criminal Procedure Law, is emphasized. The rules of evidence and their application to proper law enforcement will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Completion of CRJ 101 and ENG and RDG placement must be at college level or Permission of Instructor.