U.S. Criminal Law Primer: 3-Part Lecture Series by Prof. Johnathan McCaskill
Enjoy an enlightening and entertaining look at the American criminal justice system presented by a former prosecutor with over a decade of experience investigating and prosecuting major crimes in America and abroad. In this three-part lecture series led by Professor Johnathan McCaskill, you will learn some of the basics of American criminal law through discussions of infamous historical and modern crimes and through depictions of criminal conduct featured in television and film. You will learn about the three basic types of crimes: crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against public order, and some of the criminal acts that fall under each category. You will also learn about some of the ways crimes are committed- directly, through solicitation, attempt, and conspiracy. Finally, you will learn about some of the most commonly used defenses, including innocence, insanity, justification, and violations of constitutional rights. Join what will be an informative and interesting lecture series that will give you an fundamental understanding of an important area of U.S. law.
Dates: May 21, June 18 and July 9
Day/Time: Saturdays, 10:00 - 12:00 JST
Online: via Zoom
Pre-Register: Here (you may register for any of the lectures)
Free and open to the public
Lecturer: Johnathan McCaskill, Adjunct Law Professor, Temple Law School Japan; Chief Legal Officer, SIVENTH; Foreign Lawyer, Yakumo Law Office; Mediator, Japan International Mediation Center