Criminal law is one of the most fascinating areas of legal practice. The instructor — a former major-felony prosecutor who has appeared on Court TV — gives a behind the scenes look at criminal law by examining the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them. (Offered through a partnership between the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Education To Go.)
You will examine all major areas of crime: from theft to murder, conspiracy to sexual assault. 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. A variety of exercises based on the lessons will give you a hands-on experience. 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.
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24 Hours / 2.4 CEUs