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Register Now for KCKCC-Leavenworth’s Criminal Law Course

by College Relations
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Kansas City Kansas Community College-Leavenworth Center has a great option available for those students interested in a career in criminal justice.

The Kansas City Kansas Community College-Leavenworth Center has a great option available for those students interested in a career in criminal justice.

CRJS 203 Criminal Law meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at KCKCC-Leavenworth Center, Aug. 19 to Dec. 16. The cost for Kansas residents, active duty military and family members is $264.

 This course provides a comprehensive overview of the classification and components of crimes, with particular emphasis on common and Kansas criminal law. Students will be provided basic theories of substantive criminal law and will develop the ability to identify crimes and to ascertain lesser charges that may be appropriate. Emphasis will also be place on using examples based on actual court cases. The nature, sources and typed of criminal law will be examined.

 Some of the topics that will be discussed include historical perspectives; the modern U.S. legal system; the principles of criminality; causation; criminal attempt; criminal law in the news; criminal conspiracy; criminal solicitation; types of defenses; use of deadly force; resisting arrest; excuses and insanity; criminal homicide; murder; manslaughter; negligent homicide; vehicular homicide; assault, battery and other personal crimes; property and computer crimes such as theft, larceny and embezzlement; public order crimes such as fighting and vagrancy; terrorism and human trafficking; offenses against public morality and punishment and sentencing, among others.

 The instructor of the course is Terra Morehead. After graduating from Washburn University School of Law in 1986,  she became a state court prosecutor first as the Kiowa County Attorney in Greensburg, Kan. and then as an Assistant District Attorney in the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, Kan. As a state court prosecutor, she has handled violent crimes that include child abuse, sex crimes and homicides. In 2002, Morehead became an Assistant United States Attorney; handling firearm related crimes, as well as, complex drug prosecutions.  She has taught at KCKCC for approximately 17 years as an adjunct professor, in criminal justice related courses.

 For more information on how to register for this course, contact the KCKCC-Leavenworth Center at 651-2111.

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