StudiGuide 5: Introduction to California Criminal Law
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StudiGuide 5: Introduction to California Criminal Law

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
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Created by Michael Rubacha
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of California Criminal Law.
  • Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a copy of the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) workbook and review it prior to starting a StudiGuide course.
Description

This StudiGuide course provides a practice review-testing resource for police academy cadets (based on the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training 'POST' requirements) to help understand and pass the POST written examinations.

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to IDENTIFY:

  • the relationship among Constitutional law, Statutory law and Case law
  • the basic elements common to all crimes
  • the basic elements required of an attempt to commit a crime
  • the three classes of crime as a Felony, Misdemeanor and Infraction
  • the people legally incapable of committing a crime

You will be able to RECALL the statutory definition of a crime

You will be able to DIFFERENTIATE between:

  • letter of the law and the spirit of the law
  • criminal and civil law
  • criminal intent and criminal negligence
  • three parties to a crime, to include Principals, Accessories and Accomplices 
Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to maximize their study time while attending a police academy in the state of California.
  • Students who want a clearer understanding of the material they will be tested on while attending a police academy.
  • Our StudiGuides are an eLearning experience that short-cuts the normal "study groups" at home with the fundamental, straight forward, no-nonsense knowledge required, in a practical setting; your home, vehicle or other study place.
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StudiGuide 5: How To Pass This Written Examination
4 Lectures 15:37

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations for this course.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the POST workbooks and find out other information via the POST website.

Preview 02:02

Test Taking Tips
04:27

Students will understand the California POST police academy written examinations Multiple-Choice Test Taking Tips.

Preview 07:15

Students will be able to ask any question, leave comments and/or rate this course for the benefit of others.

Discussion Post
01:53
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StudiGuide 5: OVERVIEW to Introduction to California Criminal Law
1 Lecture 01:17

Students will be given an overview of this course, what will be covered and how it will be covered.

Preview 01:17
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StudiGuide 5: Constitutional, Statutory, and Case Law
1 Lecture 02:02

Students will be able to identify the relationship among Constitutional Law, Statutory Law and Case Law. 

Preview 02:02

Lecture Review Questions.

Origins of the Law Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 5: Distinctions in California Law
2 Lectures 02:07

Students will differentiate between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law.

Letter of the Law and Spirit of the Law
01:02

Students will differentiate between criminal and civil law.

Preview 01:05

Lecture Review Questions.

Distinctions in California Law Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 5: California Criminal Law
5 Lectures 04:42

Students will be able to recall the statutory definition of a crime per Penal Code 15.

Crime - defined
00:59

Students will identify the basic elements common to all crimes.

Common basic elements to all California crimes
01:02

Students will identify the basic elements required of an attempt to commit a crime.

Elements of an Attempt to Commit a Crime
00:31

Students will discuss general, specific, and transferred intent crimes, including criminal negligence.

General, Specific, Transferred Intent Crimes plus Criminal Negligence
01:34

Students will differentiate between criminal intent and criminal negligence.

Criminal Intent and Criminal Negligence
00:36

Lecture Review Questions.

California Criminal Law Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 5: California Criminal Prosecution
3 Lectures 04:07

Students will identify three classes of crimes as a felony, misdemeanor or an infraction.

Felony, Misdemeanor and Infraction plus a "Wobbler"
00:50

Students will differentiate among the three parties to a crime, as principals, accessories and accomplices.

Principals, Accessories and Accomplices
01:35

Students will identify people legally incapable of committing a crime per Penal Code 27.

Persons Legally Incapable of Committing a Crime
01:42

Lecture Review Questions.

California Criminal Prosecution Review Questions
10 questions
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Ending
1 Lecture 00:56

Course Ending and StudiGuide 5 Course PDF

Preview 00:56
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StudiGuide 5: Final Review Questions for introduction to Criminal Law
0 Lectures 00:00

Course Review Questions.

Final Review Questions: Introduction to California Criminal Law
60 questions
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Bonus
3 Lectures 04:18

All StudiGuide courses available for a discounted price of just $10

Preview 00:58

Additional Resources
02:27

Quizlet.com and Cram.com

quizlet.com and cram.com
00:52
About the Instructor
Michael Rubacha
4.4 Average rating
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2,132 Students
25 Courses
California Police Academy Study Guide Presenter

Michael "Andy" Rubacha

I began my career in law enforcement in 1988 and retired from Los Angeles County. Throughout my County law enforcement career, I have taken on collateral tasks as trainer, instructor and mentor to fellow law enforcement personnel of all ranks.

I have attended the LAPD Law Enforcement West Point Leadership Program and numerous other supervisory, management, and instructor training courses in law enforcement. I have obtained my Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Supervisory and Management POST certificates. As a college instructor, I have taught Criminal Justice to students interested in the field of law enforcement. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. I have taken a keen interest in newly hired police trainees to mentor them for success. I have also facilitated career / promotional preparation courses for the past fifteen+ years.

Additionally, I was a member of the Air Force (Security Police), a Veteran of Desert Storm, and a life-member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, having served as Post Commander and Senior Vice-Post Commander.

I have volunteered my time for more than fifteen years to coordinate and teach study groups for police academy (including Module D and re-certification) recruits/students. Over 1000 students attended my study groups. My desire is to continue benefiting the student/recruit in being successful to become the next generation police officer.