Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Introduction to Criminal Law


Students shall be able to

  1. identify and describe the sources of and reasons for the existence of the law,

  2. differentiate between civil and criminal law,

  3. identify legally protected interests,

  4. evaluate the reasons for applying criminal sanctions, and

  5. identify various types of criminal offenses.


  1. Students shall read "Case for Discussion."

  2. Discuss the case of Seneca's Corvette.

  3. Students shall complete "Language of the Law" on p.p. 33-34 of the text.

  4. Students shall complete "Cases in Point" and "Cases to Judge" in p. 35 of the text.

Assignments: On the left side of your notebook, write the word or words to fill in the blank for the items in "Language of the Law" on pp. 33-34 of the text. Then answer each of the "Cases in Point" and "Cases to Judge" on p. 35, writing your answers on the left side of your notebook.



Monitor and adjust as necessary. Grade assignments in notebook.


TEKS involved:  1D, 2A, 6B, 6C, 6D