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StudiGuide 5: Introduction to California Criminal Law

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination

4.8 / 5.0
142 students 30 minutes

Created by Michael Rubacha, offered on Udemy

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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.


· 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

RECALL the statutory definition of a crime


· the letter of the law and the spirit of the law

· criminal and civil law

· criminal intent and criminal negligence

· the three parties to a crime, to include Principals, Accessories and Accomplices

DISCUSS general, specific and transferred intent crimes

Selected information from this written examination will also appear on your Mid-Course and End-of-Course Proficiency Tests.

What you will 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.


  • 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.
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  • Price: $19.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 30 minutes
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