Gain a solid foundation in the basics of criminal law from a former major-felony prosecutor who has appeared on Court TV
. Examine the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them all while looking at all of the major areas of crime. The trial of a criminal case will be dissected and explained for you. You'll also explore the various types of criminal defenses, sentencing, and appeals procedures. Each lesson will also feature A View from the Inside -- compelling information about the criminal justice system, in the words of actual people who experience it every day.
- Understand the basic feature of criminal law and how it differs from other areas of the law.
- Identify elements and definitions of different crimes from murder to assault and battery.
- Identify the roles of accessories and principles in a crime.
- Understand the types of defenses a person on trial can use.
- Describe the background and history of the use of insanity as a defense.
- Understand the basics of the appeals process.
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