Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID100001523

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 889
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationCompulsory Course216

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The course has no formal prerequisites. In order for the participants to be able to understand better certain issues concerning the liberal guarantees of criminal law enshrined in the Constitution, it is recommended that they have already attended the course Constitutional Law.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to -have a thorough understanding of the specificity and the differences of criminal law compared to other fields of law -understand the meaning und the practical effects of the fundamental liberal guaranties enshrined in the Constitution with regard to the adoption and implementation of criminal law rules -understand the basic concepts and the key doctrinal strucktures related to the notion of the crime -solve practical issues dealt with by the courts, adapted to the difficulty level of the course
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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic notions and doctrinal structures of criminal law: Act-Omission, causality, unlawfulness, grounds of justification, culpability (only the issue of guilt [intention, negligence] mistake of law, grounds of excuse of culpability art. 23 and 25 para. 3 PC). Types of crimes and other distinctions. Place and time of the commission of a crime. The expansion of the criminal phenomenon: Attempt, Participation. Principles of jurisdiction in International Criminal Law.
Act-Omission, causality, unlawfulness, grounds of justification, culpability, Types of crimes and other distinctions, Place and time of the commission of a crime, Attempt, Participation, Principles of jurisdiction in International Penal Law
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of e-learning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment562.2
Student Assessment
The evaluation of students is based on the examination process (written and oral) at the end of the semester, as well as their (voluntary) participation in the preparation and conduct of a seminar, which is presented publicly with student presentations at the end of the semester. To ensure transparency in the evaluation of student performance, a predefined detailed grading is used for each individual problem related to the exam practical case and theoretical questions, as well as the topics of the seminar papers, in which students are examined and graded. This method is made known to the students during the courses and the preparation of the seminars. Students are individually informed about their performance in the seminar paper and receive corrections of their work with observations and analysis of their performance based on the predefined criteria that are communicated to them along with the result of the work. Regarding the evaluation of their performance in the exams, the students are supposed to come during the lessons to see their writings and to receive personal explanations for their performance based on the above mentioned criteria, which are recorded together. with the solutions of the topics and with which the analysis of their degree in writing is compared.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Πρακτικό θέμα (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ποινικό δίκαιο, Μανωλεδάκης Ιωάννης Ε., ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, Έκδοση: 7η/2005, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 34541 2. Τα θεμέλια του ποινικού δικαίου, Παρασκευόπουλος Νίκος Α., ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΑΕ, Έκδοση: 1η/2008, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 34577 3. Επιτομή Ποινικού Δικαίου Γενικό Μέρος, Χαραλαμπάκης Αριστοτέλης, Π. Ν. ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑΣ Α.Ε., Έκδοση: 1η/2016, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50661910
Additional bibliography for study
Όλα τα έργα Γενικού Ποινικού Δικαίου της ελληνικής βιβλιογραφίας καθώς και επιλεγμένες αποφάσεις της νομολογίας Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία καθώς και άλλο βοηθητικό υλικό (διαγράμματα παραδόσεων, πρακτικά παραδόσεων, αποφάσεις νομολογίας, φροντιστηριακές ασκήσεις, σεμιναριακό υλικό) παρέχεται κατά τη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων από τον εκάστοτε διδάσκοντα / διδάσκουσα ή αναρτάται στο blackboard.
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