Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- comprehend crucial legal issues arising in practice and pertaining to both the General and the Special Part of the Criminal Code;
- acquire a systematic understanding of the interpretative positions adopted in case-law and legal doctrine concerning the above issues;
- delve into the interplay between theory and judicial practice;
- apply criminal theory in practice with a clear understanding of the practical implications of each interpretative position;
- develop sustained arguments in support of their interpretative positions;
- research and autonomously appraise bibliography and case-law concerning the above issues.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course covers themes derived from General Criminal Law, coupled with selected issues of Special Criminal Law.
Emphasis is laid, inter alia, on the following themes:
3. Justification / grounds precluding wrongfulness
4. Intent / negligence
5. Excuses / grounds precluding guilt
7. Participatory acts
8. Exemptions from criminal responsibility
General Criminal Law, General Theory of Criminal Law, Causation, Omission, Intent, Negligence, Justifications, Excuses, Attempt, Participation, Exemptions from criminal responsibility, Concurrence, Penalties