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LSTD203 - Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal


This course will examine the practical aspects of criminal law and procedure as they pertain to the work of the paralegal. The course covers the nature of criminal liability, the elements of various crimes, and defenses to criminal accusations. The course will also cover criminal procedure, from search and seizure through trial and appeal. Constitutional issues relating to search and seizure, self-incrimination and other matters are explored in depth. Students learn how to prepare relevant legal documents.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - available online through the APUS Online Library:
ISBN: 9780692400197
Publication Info: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost: $41.30
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Criminal Law, 11th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780323353977
Publication Info: Routledge
Author: Pollock
Unit Cost: $102.16
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A