SECTION 2 - COLQUITT
NOTE: The following index introduces you to the main topics and organization of this course. This overview only presents the major topic areas. You can move to a specific topic area and obtain its learning objectives, a more detailed description of the subject area, and the reading assignments for that topic by using the link available for the particular topic area of interest.
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An experiment. This website is an experiment. It constitutes a first attempt to provide supplemental materials online to the students in the Criminal Law course. In past years, these materials were published and sold through the law school's bookstore.
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THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
THE CRIMINAL ACT
LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS OF OTHERS
SPECIFIC OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
SPECIFIC OFFENSES - THEFT-RELATED CRIMES
SPECIFIC OFFENSES - RAPE
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