PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW
Critical Tasks: 191-390-0111
In this lesson you will acquire a working knowledge of criminal law.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Identify the elements of a crime, the participants to a crime and their respective
liability (through study of the offenses of attempts, solicitation, conspiracy and
accessory after the fact), the elements of proof of various offenses including crimes
against persons and crimes against property. Additionally, you will be able to
identify and determine the applicability of the basic affirmative defenses.
You will have this subcourse, pencil, and paper.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
MCM, DA Pam 27-9, FM 19-20, AR 195-2, CIDR 195-1, CIDR 195-5, CIDR 195-8,
and AR 600-85.
As a military policeman, you will continually be called upon to use your knowledge in the area of
criminal law. Remember that you are preparing your investigation with a view to trial by court-martial.
This knowledge will enable you to identify what crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice to
investigate, and to recognize which facts are relevant to the investigation.