ADJ 2002 - Concepts of Criminal Law

Fall 2014 (Section #7356)

Online Course Information Page

Welcome to the class page for Concepts of Criminal Law, ADJ 2002.  This course will be offered Online during the Fall 2014 semester. To register for this course, please visit the college's registration site at College of the Siskiyous Admissions & Records .  This class will begin August 18, 2014 and will end December 18, 2014.  After you have registered and the Fall 2014 semester has begun, you will able to access the online instruction site.

Class Links

Supplemental Instruction Online

Quizzes, assignments, and supplemental instruction will be done through the online Etudes system.
For this course you will need the following items:
  • A computer and internet access.
  • The ability to send and receive email.
  • Experience with using the internet with a web browser such as
    Internet Explorer®, Firefox® or Netscape Navigator®.
  • Experience with internet search engines such as Google or Yahoo.
  • A word processor such as Microsoft Word, Wordpad, or similar.
  • Motivation to set aside time each work to allow you to work on this course.

Learning Goals

Student learning goals include:
  • To provide the student with a knowledge of the historical development of law and the philosophy of law.
  • To familiarize the student with the United States Constitution and to integrate constitutional provisions with the fundamentals of law.
  • To introduce the student to basic legal definitions and concepts which provide a foundation for law.
  • To develop within the student an appreciation for the value of case study and legal research as a means of interpreting court decisions in relation to the written statutes.
  • To familiarize the student with the relationship between the law and the total Administration of Justice.
  • To explore the relationship between certain statutory crimes and the legal foundation(s) on which they are based.

Course Content:

This course will cover 6 basic, fundamental criminal law disciplines or areas of focus:
  1. Basic Concepts of Criminal law
  2. Balancing Constitutional Rights with the need for public order
  3. Crimes against Persons
  4. Crimes against Property
  5. Sex Crimes
  6. Other Criminal Conduct--Drugs, gangs etc.
This course meets the C.O.S. ADJ program AA Degree requirements and also UC/CSU transfer requirements.

If you have any questions, please send an email to:  Will Bullington

Online Student Help

Etudes Gateway- once you know your userid and password