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LGS 136-History of Homicide

3 credit hoursThree hours weekly; one term.
Provides a historical examination and analysis of homicide. Explores the differences between homicide and murder and analyzes the different degrees of murder. Examines theories on the motives for homicide, murder, mass murder and serial murders. Studies the historical application of the law to homicide and murder cases. Explores how well the criminal justice system works with homicide and other capital crimes. Examines the detection, investigation and prosecution of murder cases, including the analysis of forensic evidence in homicide cases to determine cause of death.

Crosslisted: Also offered as CJS 136 ; credit is not given for both LGS 136 and CJS 136 .

Note: This course is not considered a legal specialty course for the purpose of earning legal specialty credits in the Paralegal Studies Program. However, it may be applied as a general elective in the Paralegal Studies Program as noted in the program description. Please see an advisor before registering for this course.