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  • Certification Valid for Life
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Exam details

  • Mode of Exam : Online
  • Duration : 1 Hour
  • Multiple Choice Questions are asked
  • No. of Questions are asked : 50
  • Passing Marks : 25 (50%)
  • There is no negative marking

Course Content

Total: 133 lectures
  • Police Questioning of People Who Haven’t Been Taken Into Custody
  • Police Questioning of Arrestees
  • The Constitutional Background
  • Search Warrants
  • Warrantless and Consent Searches
  • Warrantless Searches and the Plain View Doctrine
  • Warrantless Searches That Are Incident to Arrest
  • “Stop and Frisk” Searches
  • Searches of Car and Occupants
  • Warrantless Searches Under Emergency (Exigent) Circumstances
  • Miscellaneous Warrantless Searches
  • General Arrest Principles
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Warrantless Arrests
  • Use of Force When Making Arrest
  • Citizens’ Arrests
  • An Overview of Eyewitness Identification Procedures
  • Lineups
  • Showups
  • Photo IDs
  • Motions to Suppress Identifications
  • The Booking Process
  • Arranging for Bail
  • Own Recognizance Release
  • Crime and Criminal Cases
  • To Charge or Not to Charge, That Is the Question
  • The Mechanics of Charging
  • Grand Juries
  • Diversion
  • Do I Need a Lawyer?
  • Court-Appointed Attorneys
  • Private Defense Attorneys
  • Self-Representation
  • Confidentiality
  • Client-Centered Decision-Making
  • Lawyer-Client Communication
  • Representing Guilty Defendants
  • Competent Clients
  • The Courthouse
  • The Courtroom
  • The Courtroom Players
  • Courtroom Behavior
  • Timing of Arraignments
  • Self-Representation at Arraignment
  • Overview
  • How the Defendant’s Version of Events May Limit Defense Strategies
  • When Attorneys Ignore a Defendant’s Version of Events
  • The Importance of Honesty in Developing a Defense Strategy
  • Mens Rea
  • The Meaning of Frequently Used Legal Language
  • Derivative Criminal Responsibility
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Hate Crimes
  • The Patriot Act
  • Prosecutor’s Failure to Prove Guilt
  • “Partial” Defenses
  • Self-Defense
  • Alibi
  • Insanity
  • Intoxication (Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol)
  • Entrapment
  • Jury Nullification
  • Modern Discovery Policy
  • Discovery of Helpful Information
  • Discovery of Harmful Information
  • Reciprocal Discovery
  • Interviewing Prosecution Witnesses
  • Finding and Interviewing Defense Witnesses
  • Other Investigation Tasks and Their Costs
  • What Preliminary Hearings Are and When They Are Held
  • Basic Rights During Preliminary Hearings
  • Common Defense and Prosecution Strategies at the Preliminary Hearing
  • The Defendant’s Right to Due Process of Law
  • The Prosecution’s Burden of Proof
  • The Defendant’s Right to Remain Silent
  • The Defendant’s Right to Confront Witnesses
  • The Defendant’s (and the Media’s) Right to a Public Trial
  • A Defendant’s Right to a Jury Trial
  • A Defendant’s Right to Counsel
  • A Defendant’s Right to a Speedy Trial
  • The Defendant’s Right Not to Be Placed in Double Jeopardy
  • Overview
  • Rules Regulating the Content of Testimony
  • Rules Regulating the Manner of Testimony
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Privileged (Confidential) Information
  • The Basic Procedures
  • Common Pretrial Motions
  • Motions During Trial
  • Motions After Trial
  • Plea Bargaining—The Basics
  • The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargains
  • The Plea Bargaining Process
  • The Strategy of Negotiating Plea Bargains
  • Summary of the Trial Process
  • Choosing a Judge or Jury Trial
  • Jury Voir Dire
  • Motions in Limine
  • Opening Statements
  • Prosecution’s Case-in-Chief
  • Direct Examination of Witnesses
  • Cross-Examination
  • Defense Motion to Dismiss
  • Defendant’s Case-in-Chief
  • Closing Argument
  • Instructing the Jury
  • Jury Deliberations and Verdict
  • Overview of Sentencing
  • Sentencing Procedures
  • Sentence Options
  • The Death Penalty
  • Appeals
  • Writs
  • Questions and Answers About DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
  • DUI Case Examples
  • A Brief History of U.S. Juvenile Courts
  • Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
  • Deciding Whether to File Charges
  • The Right to Counsel and Other Constitutional Rights
  • Trying Juveniles As Adults
  • Sentencing (Disposition) Options
  • Sealing Juvenile Court Records
  • Prisons and Prisoners’ Rights
  • Legal Resources for Prisoners and Their Families
  • Parole
  • Pardons
  • What to Research
  • Where to Do Research
  • Glossary


Welcome to the course, "Certificate in Criminal Law '' where you will be introduced with a great knowledge of the parts of Criminal Law. If you  are a new student starting Criminal Law Or you are about to sit for your examinations of Criminal law. This course on Criminal Law will give you a good and proper summary of the topic. 

Students who study Law, will be given an overview of the entire subject. It is designed to help you understand all the legal principles.

This course will be suitable for LLB students worldwide. 

It is a great resource for students who are eager to revise the entire Criminal Law syllabus and for those who want a better, clearer, comprehensive and more concise understanding of the principles.

You will just require a prior understanding of principles of criminal law. You will learn everything about these topics in detail. You will just require a PC, Laptop or Mobile Phone, your writing materials. This course is designed in such a simplified and easy way, therefore no special prior or previous knowledge is required.

This course is for the students of Criminal law, students reading for a common law LL.B programme and Students sitting for Law examinations can take this course. 

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your name in this course and get started. 


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