College of DuPage


Criminal Law

A set of lawbooks and a gavel.

This criminal justice course provides an overview of the development of criminal law and the principles of accountability. Throughout the course students will review substantive criminal law as well as review the elements of a variety of crimes and related criminal defenses. Take this course if you:

  • are seeking an A.A. (transfer) degree – with a focus on Criminal Justice
  • are seeking an A.A.S. (occupational) degree – in Criminal Justice
  • are seeking a Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • are interested in studying the law
  • are interested in knowing more about our system of criminal laws

This is a 3 semester credit course. There are no prerequisites. For more information contact COD Online.