SECTION 1 - COLQUITT
NOTE: The information contained in this file should assist you in the use of the Criminal Law website. The file includes helpful information on moving about the site. The Site Map below introduces you to the structure of the Criminal Law website.
An experiment. This website attempts to provide virtually all of the 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.
Preparing for class. You should prepare your materials for class at least several days in advance. Why? There are approximately 60 students enrolled in this course. It is doubtful that the website can support so many people simultaneously. Besides, Murphy's Law dictates that computer systems or printers fail when you most need them. If you wait until just before a particular class session to start preparing for class, you may find that access to a computer terminal is impossible, the network is down, or the printer will not work. For your own good, DO NOT wait until the evening before (or the morning of) class to go online to access these materials. Prepare your materials well in advance of each class session; then prepare yourself for class at a convenient time.
Materials. The materials on this site are for use in our Criminal Law class. Researchers should not rely on these materials. The cases, statutes and other materials may or may not be current. Cases may have been overruled; statutes may have been repealed. We study law the way it was, the way it is, and the way it may be in the future. These materials are helpful to us in our quest to understand the criminal law. If you need current statutes or case law, you will need to cite check the case or cases, or check the currency of the statute or statutes you are attempting to use.
LINKS: Listings in underlined typeface are "links." You will encounter such links in this and virtually all other files. Simply "click" on any link with your primary mouse button and the listed material will appear on your computer screen. You then have three options: Read the material on-line, save it to disk, or print it.
Links may be local or remote.
If you are navigating these pages, you are simply moving from one file to another on the same computer. At the bottom of each page is a table of "buttons" which allow you to move about the site by "clicking" on the button of choice. Other links are found within the documents. Any underlined typeface is a link.
There are many links and a number of ways to navigate this site. Personally, I find that using the "Main" page with its links to segmented syllabi is easier than using the "Syllabus" page. The Syllabus page contains the syllabus for the entire course. It is quite lengthy. By accessing the syllabus for a particular block of material, you will be using a more smaller file. Try it both ways. Simply "click" on the "MAIN" button, then use any of the links on that page to access a particular course segment's syllabus. Once you have tried that method, "click" on the "SYLLABUS" button. You will be linked with the syllabus for the entire course. Either method will work.
If you know the case name, statute or other file that you need to access, you can use other buttons. For example, the "CASES" button will connect you with a list of all cases contained in these files. The "STATUTES" button will connect you with a list of the statutes.
You can return to this page by "clicking" on the "HELP" button.
If you click on a link to a remote site, you will connect with that site through the Internet. Your screen will depict information that is stored on a remote computer. For example, on the Courts and News pages there presently are links to publications on file at the United States Judiciary's webpage. These files are accessible by you online even though they physically are located elsewhere. If you link to an outside site, you must return to this site before you can continue your perusal of these materials.
Returning from a remote site: There are several ways for you to return to these pages:
The "Go" Button: On some web browsers, the command line at the top of the computer screen contains the word "Go". If you see the command "Go" at the top of your screen, you should try clicking on this button. It will provide you with a list of recently visited sites. If you leave this site to go to a remote site, this site should be on the "Go" list. To return to this site, simply click on this site's listing.
The "Back" or "Return" Button: Your web browser's button line at the top of your screen may include a "Back" or "Return" button. Clicking on this button will return you to the most recently visited site. Continuing to click on the button will take you from previously visited sites in reverse order. If you leave this site and visit three other sites, in order to return you will have to click on the button three times.
The URL Address Line: Each site has an address. At the top of your web browser's screen there should be a "Location" or "Address" line. You should see the address to this page in the "Location" or "Address" line now. If you leave this site and want to return, simply type this site's URL address in that space and hit the "Return" or "Enter" button on your keyboard. You should return to this site.
ACCESSING THIS SITE FROM OUTSIDE THE LAW SCHOOL: These materials are available to anyone who has the ability to access the Internet. Thus you may review the materials while at home or at work.
GLITCHES: If you encounter a problem while trying to move from one file to another, please e-mail me the information with as much detail as possible. You should be able to "click" on any button or underlined text and gain immediate access to the linked file. If you do not, I need to know four things: 1) Which file were you attempting to leave; 2) which file were you attempting to access; 3) which button or underlined word did you "click" on without success; and 4) what happened?
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NOTE: This Site Map introduces you to this website. It provides a simple overview of the site. If you spend a few minutes reviewing the Site Map, you will better understand the structure of the site. At any time you can move to a specific topic area by "clicking" your mouse button on either the underlined topic or the appropriate link button at the bottom of this (or any) page. To return to this document, simply "click" on the "HELP" button at the bottom of any page.
|Welcome||This page simply welcomes you to the study of Criminal Law.|
|Course Information||This important file contains essential information about my office hours, the course materials, class requirements and grading. You should peruse this file as soon as possible and review its contents from time to time.|
|Syllabus||The Main Syllabus contains all of the topics and assignments for this course. The listing is by topics and segments. In addition to the all-inclusive Main Syllabus, there are eleven topic syllabi which are excerpted from the Main Syllabus. By starting at the "Main" page and moving the the appropriate topic syllabus, you can access any topic more quickly and easily than by using the longer, more complex Main Syllabus.|
|Cases||This Index of Cases file lists the case opinions collected in this website. These cases are assigned as additional reading throughout the course. The cases can be accessed by "clicking" on the underlined case name in any of three files: 1) the Index of Cases file; 2) the Main Syllabus; or 3) the appropriate topic syllabus. Remember: the topic syllabi are accessed through the "Main" file and are shorter and simpler than the Main Syllabus.|
|Statutes||A number of statutes are reviewed during your studies. Some of the statutes are contained in the website materials and can be assessed from the Index of Statutes file. Of course, all assigned statutes also appear in the appropriate syllabus file.|
|Rules||At the present time, few rules other than the ones contained in the casebook are assigned. Any additional rules assigned appear either in the appropriate syllabus file or in the Index of Statutes file. If rules are added, a separate Index of Rules file may be created.|
|News||You should visit this page every day or so. You can expect this file to change
The News file will be used in two ways. First, it will contain announcements about the course. For example, if a class is rescheduled, that fact will be reported in a timely fashion through this file. You may "get the word" through this file even before hearing the announcement in class. Additionally, the News file will contain reports of news events in our state and nation that should be of interest to anyone studying criminal law. The file also may contain links to other websites of interest.
|Miscellaneous||The Index of Miscellaneous Information file contains materials not appropriate for inclusion in one of the other files. Currently, the Index lists legal writings and jury instructions. It also provides links to those materials. If the material is a part of the assigned reading for the course, the file also may be accessed through either the Main Syllabus or the appropriate topic syllabus. Sometimes, though, materials may be included in this file that are neither assigned nor listed in any of the other files.|
|Exam Information||The Exam Materials Index provides a list of and links to various files pertaining to
the Criminal Law examination. Currently, the file contains links to general exam
information, sample exam instructions, several practice exam questions, and pointers on
taking a law school examination.
You should find the information helpful as you prepare for the exams you will take at the end of the semester.
|Help||This file contains a few pointers in the use of the Criminal Law website. As the need arises, the file will be updated. If you experience a problem with this site, please report the difficulty to me by using the E-Mail link below.|
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