Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600016815

Programme of Study: Criminal Law and Criminology

Registered students: 31
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
This course elaborates on topics derived from General Criminal Law, coupled with selected issues of Special Criminal Law, with an emphasis on their treatment in judicial practice. Participation in the course presupposes a firm grasp of general criminal law theory, obtained throughout the student’s undergraduate studies.
Learning Outcomes
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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an extension and continuation of the corresponding course of the first semester. Emphasis is placed on dogmatic issues of the General and Special Part of the PC, having as a point of reference the most important manifestations of modern crime and the problems it poses in theory and jurisprudence. Emphasis is laid, inter alia, on the following themes: 1. Causation 2. Omissions 3. Justification / grounds precluding wrongfulness 4. Intent / negligence 5. Excuses / grounds precluding guilt 6. Attempt 7. Participatory acts 8. Exemptions from criminal responsibility 9. Concurrence 10. Sentencing
General Criminal Law, General Theory of Criminal Law, Causation, Omission, Intent, Negligence, Justifications, Excuses, Attempt, Participation, Exemptions from criminal responsibility, Concurrence, Penalties
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact via e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment73.52.9
Written assigments602.4
Student Assessment
Oral examination at the end of the semester on the subject-matter covered during lectures and seminars. Written assignment (paper) on a topic selected by each student.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εγχειρίδια, συγγράμματα και μονογραφίες για το Γενικό Μέρος του Ποινικού Δικαίου και τις επιμέρους εξεταζόμενες ειδικές θεματικές / Books, treatises and monographs on General Criminal Law and on each particular theme
Additional bibliography for study
Ειδική βιβλιογραφία για κάθε επιμέρους γνωστική ενότητα που γνωστοποιείται πριν την εξέτασή της / Particular bibliographical references on the subject matter of each class (announced in advance)
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