Torts, Criminal Law & Procedures – Online Career Schools

The Torts, Criminal Law & Procedures certificate course is designed for legal professionals to learn more about the issues affecting our society and their legal ramifications. You will learn about the complex subject of torts, and how torts are civil wrongs committed against individuals and against people in general. The various classes of wrongs, such as negligence and defamation, are discussed. You will also discover the difference between such civil injuries and crimes, including homicide, larceny, kidnapping, and extortion. Pleadings and practice in civil actions and criminal procedure are also explored, explaining how cases are presented in court and defended. Finally, this course covers critical thinking skills, which are needed when attempting to integrate the information covered into your professional life. Our online career school will help you gain the additional legal education you need.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: Online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-12 months. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.
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Torts, Criminal Law & Procedures Curriculum

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Unit 1: Blackstone's Skills for Success

  • Discover How You Learn
  • Find a Place to Study
  • Learn How to Study

Unit 2: Torts

  • Fundamental Notions
  • Trespass to the Person
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Trespass to the Property
  • Excusable Trespasses
  • Conversion
  • Nature of Conversion
  • Particular Instances of Conversion
  • Legal Cause
  • Negligence
  • Deceit
  • The Defendant’s Wrongful Conduct
  • The Effect Upon the Plaintiff
  • Defamation
  • Two Species of Defamation
  • The Plaintiff’s Case in Defamation
  • The Defendant’s Response
  • The Response
  • Prima Facie Defense
  • Judgement & Damages
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Interference with Domestic Relations
  • Interference with Contractual Relations
  • Interference with Business or Employment
  • Right of Privacy
  • Acting at Peril – General Principles
  • Liability for Inanimate Forces
  • Liability for injuries from Lawful Use of One’s Land
  • Joint Tort-Feasors

Unit 3: Criminal Law

  • The Subject Defined
  • The Act
  • The Intent
  • Inapacity or Limitations to Criminal Capacity
  • Circumstances Affecting Criminal Responsibility
  • Justification
  • Parties to Crime
  • Incomplete Offenses
  • Homicide
  • Assault, Battery, Mayhem
  • Rape
  • False Imprisonment
  • Kidnapping & Abduction
  • Burglary & Arson
  • Larceny
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Receiving Stolen Goods
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Forgery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Extortion
  • Offenses Against Religion, Morals & Decency
  • Offenses Against the Public Peace
  • Offenses Against Public Authority

Unit 4: Pleadings and Practice in Civil Actions, Criminal Procedures

  • Necessity of  Pleading & Importance of Subject
  • History of Courts & Pleading
  • Course of Action Common Law
  • Causes of Action
  • Proceedings in Other Courts & Effect of the Code on Forms of Action
  • Parties to Actions and Joinder of Actions
  • The Plaintiff’s First Pleading
  • General Rules of Pleading
  • The  Defenses to  an Action
  • Defendant’s Pleading & Rules Governing Them
  • The Plaintiff’s Second Pleading
  • Closing of Issues & Judgment
  • Beginning Suit
  • Preliminary Motions
  • Non-Jury Cases
  • Jury Trials
  • Opening Statements – Excluding Witnesses
  • Depositions
  • Examinations of Witnesses
  • Charging the Jury
  • Verdicts
  • Entering Judgment
  • Appeals
  • Introduction to Criminal Procedure
  • Jurisdiction & Venue
  • Preliminary Proceedings
  • Indictments
  • Procedure Between Indictment & Trial
  • The Trial
  • Steps After the Trial

Unit 5: Critical Thinking Skills

  • Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Inference and Judgment
  • Metacognition
  • Forming Strong Critical Conclusions through Predicting
  • Rhetorical Strategies
  • Critical Theories
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Contact us directly at (800) 826-9228 to learn more and enhance your education with Blackstone!

Torts, Criminal Law & Procedures Course Materials

Blackstone makes it easy for you to complete the Torts, Criminal Law & Procedures course by providing all of the materials needed. See further details below:

Torts, Criminal Law & Procedures

  • Blackstone's Skills for Success  - Study Unit
  • Torts -  Study Unit
  • Criminal Law  - Study Unit
  • Pleadings and Practice in Civil Actions, Criminal Procedures  - Study Unit
  • Critical Thinking Skills - Study Unit


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