Understanding criminal law and how it impacts your career in law enforcement is key to breaking into the field. This course bundle will help you understand the all major areas of crime and how to use basic Spanish to navigate these situations. Each lesson in the Criminal Law section features A View from the Inside — compelling information about the criminal justice system, in the words of actual people who experience it every day. In the Spanish Fundamentals section, you will practice using basic Spanish phrases to communicate with Spanish-speaking victims, witnesses or criminals.
Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.
How the course is taught
- Instructor-led online course
- 48 course hours
- Introduction to Criminal Law
- Introduction to Criminal Law
- Murder by Degrees
- More Crimes Against Persons
- Principals, Accessories, and Attempt
- Sex Crimes
- Crimes Against Property
- Drug Crimes
- Crimes Against Justice
- The Trial
- Insanity and Constitutional Defenses
- Sentencing and Appeal
- Spanish for Law Enforcement
- Speaking, Spelling, and Counting in Spanish
- Family, Pronouns, and Easy Conversational Phrases
- Colors, Directional Words, and Numbers From 20 to 199
- Easy Verbs
- Vocabulary for Describing People, Objects, and Feelings
- Words for Describing People's Appearance, Clothes, and the Weather
- Time, the Calendar, and Body Parts
- Talking About Places and Things
- Legal and Illegal Professions
- Describing Vehicles and Traffic Violations
- Dealing With Criminal Suspects
- More Words for Handling Emergency and Nonemergency Situations
Benjamin N. Gialloreto is Independent Counsel to the School Reform Commission in the Philadelphia School District and partner of the Philadelphia-based law firm Gallagher & Rowan, P.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University and J.D. from Loyola School of Law. He has practiced law since 1990 and is a former Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Major Trials and Civil Rights Units. Gialloreto has proctored this preparation course since 1999 and has helped more than 6,000 test takers. He also teaches online Paralegal Certificate courses for the Center for Legal Studies in Golden, Colorado.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens every month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.