Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure

Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure

Course Number: SOC X4

3 units

Examination of the elements of crimes: crimes against persons, property, public health and safety, and others. Differences between felonies and misdemeanors and between crimes and torts are discussed.

  • The Penal Code structure
  • Overview of criminal procedure, including factual and legal burdens of proof
  • Corpus delicti issues
  • Procedures before, during, and after trial
  • Commonly encountered defenses
  • General sentencing issues are presented to help students understand criminal law in context
  • Aspects of evidence relating to proof of crimes and limitations imposed on the introduction of evidence

Available Sections

Starting Apr 6

Course Fees

$550 Early Bird Discount ends on Mar 27
$600 after Mar 27


Christy Biancullo [ bio ]

close [x] Christy Biancullo, M.S., is a Law Enforcement Instructor in Career and Technical Education in the Riverside County Office of Education, teaching students with a wide range of skills, motivations, academic, and vocational goals.  Ms. Biancullo is also a guest lecturer in the Criminal Justice Department at California State University, San Bernardino, lecturing on police procedures and police administration.


Apr 6 - Jun 12, 2020


Online Course Elearn

Section Notes:



"Criminal Justice in Action"
Gaines, L.
ISBN: 978-1305633759

Starting Apr 6

$550 until Mar 27; $600 after

Available Sections


Section No.: 194CPI020

Dates: Apr 6 - Jun 12, 2020

Instructor: Christy Biancullo

Textbook: Mandatory
"Criminal Justice in Action"
Gaines, L.
ISBN: 978-1305633759

Location: Online Course

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