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Fall 2013     ADJ 202 Concepts of Criminal Law (3 units)

Section #0188     Begins   08/19/2013   Ends  12/13/2013

Course Description

This course covers the historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions; definitions, classifications of crimes and their applications to the system of administration of justice; legal research, review of case law, methodology and concepts of law as a social force. Crimes against persons, property, and the state as a social force are also covered in this course.

  • Instructor:   K.Paine
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Criminal Justice Today 4th Edition.    Authors: Frank Schmalleger, Daniel E. Hall with John J. Dolatowski  ISBN# 978-0-13-504261-8
    The cover of the book is white (top half) and burgundy.  In the center are a circle of gavels.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 to 12 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests:  I work with modules that include vocabulary, essay questions, activity and test.  There is one subject paper and several other assignments.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411