Criminal Justice Undergraduate Courses
LW101 (3) INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL
This course is designed to
produce an understanding of the underlying purpose of law enforcement by
analyzing the functions of the police officer, courts, penal institutions and attorneys.
The course also provides a survey of the criminal justice system focusing on
its purpose, problems and functions.
LW106 (3) PERSONAL LAW F/SP
Personal Law introduces basic
legal principles and their application to everyday human relations.
LW110 (3) INTRODUCTION TO THE
PARALEGAL PROFESSION SP/Odd Years
This course introduces the
student to the role of the paralegal in the legal system by examining general
duties and responsibilities. The Integrated Bar Act will be examined within the
framework of the authorized practice of law and the parameters of paralegal
practice, including ethical considerations.
LW120 (3) LEGAL INVESTIGATION AND
TECHINICAL REPORTWRITING SU/Odd Years
This course offers an
overview of applied examination, fact finding, problem-solving methods and
technical report writing and their application to the legal profession.
LW202 (3) TRIAL AND EVIDENCE F/SP
This course examines
criminal procedure from investigation through arrest and trial. The
rules of evidence and constitutional requirements regarding police
investigations, search and seizure, arrests, confessions and
admissibility of evidence in criminal trials are covered.
LW220 (3) SECURITY MANAGEMENT IN
BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SP
This course focuses on
applying security management concepts and techniques to modern business and
public sector operations. The course emphasizes security practices and crime
control functions in a business and/or government environment.
LW285 (3) LEGAL REASONING, RESEARCH
AND WRITING F
This course examines legal
theory and reasoning and its application to legal research and writing.
In-depth legal analysis will be conducted and key skills in researching case
law, statutes and other legal sources will be developed. The legal writing portion of this course will
develop legal citation skills and the preparation and writing of legal briefs
and law office memoranda.
LW306 (3) CRIMINAL LAW F/SP
The student studies the
required elements of crimes under the common law and modern criminal statues.
Special problems of application of the elements of crimes to law enforcement
and the criminal justice system are emphasized.\
LW311 (3) CORRECTIONAL SECURITY
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION F
The rationale, procedures
and problems underlying sentencing and the correctional process are analyzed.
The course also focuses on problems of recidivism and future trends in criminal
LW330 (3) CONTRACTS AND TORTS F
This course presents the
basic principles of contracts including offer and acceptance, consideration,
interpretation and construction, breach,
remedies and defenses. The tort phase of the course will examine the basic
areas of personal injury law such as intentional and quasi-intentional acts,
negligence, strict liability, defenses and other general considerations.
LW360 (3) ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE
This course prepares the
paralegal to render legal assistance in the processes, procedures, and
requirements established by administrative agencies
through their enabling statutes and rules and regulations. Methods of informal
and formal rulemaking and adjudication will be examined, as well as policy
execution. This course will also explore administrative considerations in such areas as real estate
transactions, procurement, bids, licensing, zoning, employment and program
management are discussed.
LW380 (3) CRIMINAL AND CIVIL
This course examines primary
criminal and civil practice issues from procedural, substantive and legal
LW402 (3) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW F/SP
This course provides the
student with underlying disciplines. Students organize and participate in a
major or research endeavor focusing on Criminal Justice/Public Administration topics
dealing with Guam and the Asian-Pacific region.
LW404 (3) ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS F
This course examines the
application of sound organizational theory and public administration and
management practices in the criminal justice system. This course focuses on the
interdependencies of the administrative systems of criminal justice agencies and
strategies that are necessary for administrators to successfully manage these
LW409 (3) PROBLEMS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
(Senior Seminar) SP
This course examines current
problems in law enforcement and criminal justice at the territorial and
national levels from an administrative perspective, including review
and evaluation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal
justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources.
LW442 (3) BUSINESS LAW I F/SP
This course examines the
rules of law governing business transactions. Topics covered include the
American legal system: definitions,
classifications, and sources of law; court systems and procedures; tort laws;
laws of contract: essentials of enforceable agreements, operation, and
discharge; law of sales; and the Uniform Commercial Code.
LW443 (3) BUSINESS LAW II F/SP
This course covers law of
agency and employer-employee relations including rights and liabilities of
parties, and the termination of relationships; law of business organization:
sole ownership, partnerships, and corporations; laws of negotiability,
negotiations and discharge and debtors, creditors and bankruptcy.
LW490 (3) SPECIAL PROJECT IN LEGAL
STUDIES As Required
This special research course
is intended to provide Criminal Justice and Public Administration majors with
the contemporary principles and techniques of
research in the principles of constitutional interpretation, government
organization and functions, and the application of the Bill of Rights to
LW498 (3) LEGAL STUDIES INTERNSHIP
This course provides
qualified students with the opportunity to gain experience in public and
criminal justice administration. Students are placed in
government agencies and related organizations and work under the supervision of
a management official. Students must consult with the Internship Coordinator
prior to enrolling.