The Effectiveness of the Law Lies in Its Execution
  1. Differentiate LEGAL from CRIMINOLOGICAL definition of CRIMINAL
  2. In discussing the definition of criminal, topic regarding why an act is considered a criminal or when a person is considered criminal is a question that will often come to mind. Some people quickly assume that an act is considered criminal because of the law. So that, without the law there would not have been a criminal act. Following this thinking, is it correct to say that we can eliminate the problems of criminality by simply eradicating the law? Explain your answer.
  3. Differentiate CRIMINAL from DELINQUENT.
  1. Differentiate the word COMMITTED from OMITTED in relation to the definition of crime.
  2. Cite an example of crime: 1. by COMMISSION, and 2. by OMISSION
  3. Differentiate CULPA from DOLO.
  4. Cite an example of crime: 1. by CULPA, and 2. by DOLO
  5. Define the word SPONTANEOUS in relation to the definition of ATTEMPTED CRIME.
  6. What do you mean by the phrase "independent of the will of the perpetrator" in the definition of frustrated crime.
  7. Differentiate the following: 1. simple crimes, 2. complex crimes, 3. special complex crimes, and 4. continued crimes
  8. Click this link: Revised Penal Code and list down at least two crimes where the penalty of which falls on each of the following felonies: 1. Grave Felonies, 2. Less Grave Felonies, and Light Felonies.
  9. Click again on the link above and list down at least five crimes falling under the following: 1. crimes against person, 2. crimes against property, 3. crimes against chastity, and 4. crimes against public order.
  10. Give an example of crime falling under 1. Instant Crime, and 2. Episodical Crime.
  11. Give an example of crime falling under 1. Static Crime, and 2. Continuing Crime.
  12. Differentiate RATIONAL from IRRATIONAL CRIMES.
  13. Click and read this link: White Collar and Blue Collar Crimes and give example of each type.
  14. Differentiate legal point of view and scientific point in the determination of the time of existence of crime.
  15. In your own words, why must society be interested in crime?
  16. Crime is considered by the public as a menace to the society. However, from the criminological perspective its existence is also considered an advantage. Cite the advantages mentioned and give your comment - specifically on whether you agree or not on the issue that crime is also an advantage.
  1. Please click this link: criminal law 1 and browse on the topic: Characteristics of Criminal Law. In your own words, define the following: a. Generality, b. Territoriality, and c. Prospectivity
  2. Differentiate the 3 philosophies underlying criminal law system.
  3. These philosophies are being applied in our Criminal Law as embodied in Act No. 3815, otherwise known as the Revised Penal Code. Now, when is our RPC classical and when is it positivist?
  1. Criminology is defined as a body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon. What do you mean by the phrase: "regarding crime as a social phenomenon?"
  2. Explain in your own words the meaning of the following: 1. Criminal Etiology, 2. Sociology of Law, and 3. Penology
  3. Which among the following best described the study of criminology - DIVERSIFIED FIELD or LIMITED FIELD? Why?
  4. It was George L. Wilker who said that criminology cannot possibly become a science because it lacks general proposition of universal validity. On the other hand, Edwin H. Sutherland argued that criminology at present is not a science but it has hopes of becoming a science. What is your viewpoint of the issue?
  5. In what regard we can say that criminology is nationalistic?
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Welcome to our class! As you very well know, our program is open only to PNP personnel who are graduates of other courses and who wish to finish B.S. Criminology. Because you are already through with most of the General Education Subjects, which are also essentially offered in the B.S. Criminology Curriculum, you are to take only Professional Criminology Subjects.

As practitioners of Law Enforcement, you have very good chances of passing the board examinations, considering that Criminology is very much related to your work. However, this is not a reason to be complacent. Instead, you have to work on areas of Criminology where you are not familiar with such as Criminal Sociology, Corrections and Criminalistics. Albeit, other areas such as Criminal Jurisprudence, Law Enforcement Administration and Crime Detection, Investigation and Prevention should also be given equal treatment, though very familiar to you. Our instructional strategy is a combination of traditional classroom instruction and the now popular e-learning instruction. This is to address your problems on time constraints brought about by the nature of your work.

Below are the 6 Major Criminology Board Subjects and Their Sub-Areas:

1. CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE - Criminal Law (Book 1), Criminal Law (Book 2), Criminal Procedure, Criminal Evidence, Practice Witness in Court, and Special Penal Laws
2. LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION - Police Organization & Administration, Patrol Techniques & Procedures, Police Supervision & Management,  Intelligence & Secret Service, Police Plans & Operations, and Industrial Security Management
3. CRIMINALISTICS - Police Photography, Personal Identification, Forensic Ballistics, Questioned Document Examination, Forensic Chemistry, Polygraphy, and Legal Medicine
4. CRIME DETECTION, INVESTIGATION & PREVENTION - Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Special Crime Investigation, Drug Education & Vice Control, Traffic Management & Accident Investigation, and Arson Investigation
5. CRIMINAL SOCIOLOGY - Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Juvenile Delinquency, Human Behavior & Crisis Management, Police Ethics & Community Relations, and Seminar on Contemporary Police Problems
6. CORRECTIONS - Institutional Corrections, and Non-Institutional Corrections.

This program is not a "skol bukol" as some would want to hear. To pass the Criminology Board, you must have both theoretical and practical foundation in  Criminology.

Good luck and welcome again to our class.

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