General Criminal Law - LAW 208

This course considers the basic themes of Substantive Criminal Law, usually including the following topics:
Sources; scope and definitions of Criminal Law; principles of criminal responsibility; the significance of act (acts and omissions, the voluntary act requirement); intention, recklessness and indifference; strict and absolute liability; objective and attribute liability; causation and result; justification and excuse with particular attention to the doctrines of necessity; intoxication; insanity; diminished capacity and automatism; aims and practice of punishment; and the relationship between doctrines and the various justifications for imposition of punishment.
Language of Instruction: Arabic (legal terms, however, are also given in English and French).