Prerequisite: LWPS 230. (Second semester—odd years/3 credits)
Criminal law addresses the substantive study of criminal law. Criminal law focuses on how society declares what conduct is criminal and what punishment should be imposed for such conduct. Criminal law also explores such questions as what effect does heredity, environment, poverty, urban life, lack of education and unemployment have on the proclivity for criminal behavior. The American Institute’s Model Penal Code which is an essential aspect of the inquiry of criminal law will also be examined.