College of the Siskiyous

ADJ 2002 - Concepts of Criminal Law

Course Information

Spring 2019 (Section #3004)

Course Description:
This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: AJ 120)

Additional Information:The Canvas Learning Management System will be used for submission of some assignments and quizzes, as well as grade reports. If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor at

Required Textbook:Criminal Law. Gardner and Anderson. 12th Ed. ISBN: 978-1-285-45841-0. Available at COS bookstores, COS library and electronically.

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