Learning Objectives

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