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14 votes Free Closed [?] Public Affairs & Law American Law American Law

This online course will introduce you to American laws related to terrorism and the prevention of terrorism. My approach to the topic is the case-study method. Each week, we will read a case study, along with the statutes, regulations, and other law-related materials relevant to the case. We’ll see how the case was handled in court and what reforms were enacted following the trial. Each week’s assignment will include copies of the relevant laws and court rules, a glossary of terms, background readings, and other supplementary materials. The course will commence with the first attempt by Islamic militants to bring down the World Trade Center towers with a truck bomb in 1993. From there, I'll take you through the major terrorist incidents of the past 20 years, including acts perpetrated by homegrown terrorists, such as the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 and the trial of the SHAC Seven (animal rights) terrorists in Trenton (NJ) in 2006. Required materials: The textbook for this course is Counter Terrorism Issues: Case Studies in the Courtroom, by Jim Castagnera (estimated cost: $100) Find it at CRC Press

Starts : 2016-02-22
No votes Free Closed [?] Public Affairs & Law

This six-week course is designed to help the criminal justice student learn how to gather, analyze, and process data in the course of large scale criminal case investigations. The FBI Major Case #203, “Pizza Bomber” investigation will be utilized as a case study for this course.

5 votes Free Closed [?] Public Affairs & Law

This course is ideal for students who would like to assess their aptitude for legal studies or for those interested in criminal justice or paralegal studies. It also provides an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to learn the basics of the U.S. legal system, the Constitution, and the elements of most crimes and criminal defenses. Course content includes an exploration of criminal defenses, including self-defense, consent, and insanity. Most of the coursework is an analysis of criminal offenses, including inchoate offenses such as attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation; crimes against the person like criminal homicide, sex offenses, kidnapping, assault, and battery; crimes against property, including theft, burglary, and arson; crimes against the public such as crimes involving criminal gangs, drug crimes, and prostitution; and crimes against the government like treason, sedition, espionage, sabotage, terrorism, perjury, bribery, and obstruction of justice. The textbook, Criminal Law v.1.0, will enhance the student's learning experience as it provides full explanations of each topic and many examples and exercises. The textbook is an Affordable Educational Resource (prices start at $19.95) and can be accessed here: Students who complete this course (participation in quizzes and discussions and a passing grade on the final) will receive a certificate of completion from the instructor.

No votes Free Closed [?] Public Affairs & Law

This course will examine four critical areas where military service, civilian law, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice intersect: family law; employment and re-employment rights; debtor and creditor issues; and the Uniform Code of Military Justice itself. In this course, you will have the opportunity to view original content by experts in the field, interact with fellow students via discussion forums, and investigate areas of interest via supplemental materials. Upon completion of this course, you will have a working knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of service members under these laws and regulations. This course is split into four sections, each featuring a few brief videos on various topics. Each video is accompanied by a short quiz checking your knowledge of the content, as well as links to helpful information elsewhere online. You have the ability to skip around between sections, videos, and quizzes at will, as well as revisit any of the content as often as you like.