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CRM-101: Basics of Criminal Law

3 credits

Lower Level in categories: Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, or Administration of Justice

This course has been evaluated and recommended for 3 credits by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), and may be transferred to over 1,500 colleges and universities.



Welcome to Lawshelf’s video-course on the basics of criminal law. This video-course surveys crimes and their punishments under the state and federal justice systems in the United States. We’ll focus on the natures and elements of the most common crimes and criminal law defenses.

This is an introductory level course and no prior knowledge of law or criminal law is required.



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Overview of Criminal Law - Module 1 of 5


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Inchoate Offenses - Module 2 of 5


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Violent Crimes - Module 3 of 5


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Financial Crimes - Module 4 of 5


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Defenses - Module 5 of 5


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Case Study: Petty v. State


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Case Study: State (Kansas) v. Gonzalez