- Define a crime and distinguish between civil and criminal law.
- Appreciate the difference between criminal law and criminal procedure.
- Know the difference between felonies and misdemeanors and the difference between mala in se and mala prohibita.
- Appreciate the various sources of criminal law.
- Understand the stages of the federal criminal justice process.
- Know the structure of the federal judicial system.
- Understand the general structure of state court systems.