This course introduces the criminal justice systems in the Commonwealth Countries, Principles of criminal responsibility, and classification of criminal offenses. Most of the semester is devoted to studying and analyzing practical situations, according to elements of crime and possible defenses thereto.
- Analyze the principles of criminal law, conduct legal research using primary and secondary materials, and assess legal information relative to criminal law and legal theory.
- Apply the principles of criminal law in complex legal problems and critically examine the operation of criminal law from the perspectives of policy and theory.
- Present written and oral arguments on creating new criminal laws and applying current criminal laws to common scenarios.
- Comprehensively discuss ethical professional judgment principles in managing and conducting criminal law matters concerning prosecution and defense.
- Reflect on one’s competence in completing self-directed tasks.