A concise yet comprehensive introduction to substantive criminal law. Deals with common law and statutory elements of crimes including general and specific intent offenses, offenses against persons, property crimes, offenses against public morality, inchoate offenses, and defenses to crimes.
The course presents an in-depth analysis of the history and operation of prisons and jails in the United States. The course covers the management and operation of prisons and jails from the perspectives of both employees and incarcerated persons. It will also focus on innovative community-based strategies for dealing with the offender as well as on the processes of probation and parole.