Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CRIM 490: Special Topics

CRIM 490-007: Virginia Criminal Law
(Fall 2017)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Krug Hall 7

Section Information for Fall 2017

An overview of Virginia criminal law, students will learn the elements of the major and most charged crimes in the Commonwealth, and will consider whether specific actions constitute a crime. Course discussions will cover a range of topics, including defining various types of crimes, appropriate defenses, and how Virginia criminal law differs from other states. Students will be able to apply substantive knowledge to actual criminal suspects upon entry into justice system professions.

This topic is approved to apply to the following concentration(s):

  • Law and Society (LAWS)

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-3

Recent developments in the field. Notes: Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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