National University

CJA352 Criminal Law and Procedure

Lead Faculty: Dr. James E. Guffey Ph.D

Course Description

A survey of jurisprudential philosophy and case study of common law and statutory crimes. Discusses historical development, theory, principles and functions of criminal law. Also covers elements of due process, rule of law and the role of the constitution in protecting rights.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the basic concepts of criminal law
  • Analyze the balance between constitutional rights with the need for public order
  • Differentiate between the categories of crimes
  • Discuss the role and significance of due process
  • Describe the elements of evidentiary and criminal procedures