May 24, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

CRJ 112 - Criminal Law


Course Description: This course examines the history and development of criminal law as a form of social control, the evolution of criminal law from civil law, and the relationship between common and statutory criminal law. Emphasis is given to the substantive aspects of criminal law and how it differs from civil law.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and completion of either CRJ 111 or CSC 170; or concurrent enrollment in CSC 170.
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the reasons for prohibiting certain types of activity within a free society. 
  • Describe the elements of criminal liability generally. 
  • Categorize criminal activities and discuss society’s responses to different categories.  
  • Identify the basic elements of the following categories of crime: violent crime, sex-related crime, property crime, crime against public peace and order, crime against the administration of government, anticipatory crime, and organized crime. 
  • Classify crimes that we did not discuss.


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