SECTION 1 - COLQUITT
Criminal trials, law and procedure grab the attention of many people. One need only sit in a restaurant or on a park bench and listen to the conversations of others. In recent history, trials involving O.J. Simpson, Eric and Lyle Menendez, or Susan Smith grabbed our attention. In the more distant past it was the Watergate burglary, the Sam Sheppard trials, the Lindberg baby kidnapping, or Sacco and Vanzetti that caught the attention of the American public. We probably could start the list with Cain's murder of Abel.
The course: Criminal Law is the first-year, introductory course covering substantive criminal law and some criminal procedure. In the course, you will study the criminal law, its origins and sources. You also will explore and examine the elements of criminal conduct and defenses. Although the course focuses principally on substantive criminal law, we will take the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with some of the more important aspects of criminal procedure.
The instructor: This section of Criminal Law is taught by Joseph A. Colquitt.
An experiment. This 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.
The site contains all of the supplemental materials that we will use in our study of criminal law during the Fall of 1999. To begin your quest, I suggest that you move next to the "Main" page. After reading the information contained on this page, simply "click" on the "MAIN" button below.
CAUTION: The materials on this site are for use in the 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 Cases may have been overruled; statutes may have been repealed.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 caselaw, you will need to cite check the case or cases, or check the currency of the statute or statutes you are attempting to use.
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