Module leader: Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili
The aim of this module is to consider the criteria of criminal culpability, including notions such as voluntary actions, causation, intention, foresight and negligence, and to address issues regarding scope of criminal liability including the harm principle, paternalism, and liability for omissions. There is no requirement for a common law background or for knowledge of the laws of a particular country since the issues to be discussed arise in all countries that have a distinct system of criminal law.
Methods of assessment
Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.
One 3-hour written examination
If you'd like to find out how a module will be assessed in the forthcoming academic year please contact the LLM Programmes Administrator at Law-LLM@contacts.bham.ac.uk.