LLM Theory of Criminal Law

Module leader:  Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili

Teaching and assessment (2018-19): Semester 2,  1 x 3 hour exam

Module description:

This module considers the criteria of criminal culpability, including notions such as voluntary actions, causation, intention, foresight and negligence, and addresses 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.