Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Full-Time JD First-Year Required Courses

140: Criminal Law

Credit Hours

3

Description

JD Required 
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This course introduces the elements of crime by teaching principles that apply to many crimes. These principles include the nature of criminal acts and of criminal fault, as well as defenses such as self-protection. Homicide and other specific crimes may also be discussed, as may theories of punishment. The primary materials are statutes -- in particular, the Model Penal Code and/or the Illinois Criminal Code.