Criminal Law General Provisions I

Course Code: 
LAW 241
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
4
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Türkçe
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to explain general principles of criminal law, the application of criminal law, and the material element (actus reus) of the crime.
Course Content: 

Historical development of criminal law, the aim, characteristics and divisions of punishment, theories of crime, the systematics of Turkish Criminal Code, material element of the crime, grounds of justification, application of criminal law.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case study / practical course
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Applies the principle of legality, and rules on the application ratione temporis, ratione loci, and ratione personae of criminal laws 1,3,4,5,6,10 1,2,3 A
2) Explains the structure of the criminal offense, its material and mental elements. 2,3,5,10,11 1,2,3 A
3) Interprets principles regarding the basics of criminal responsibility 2,3,5,9,10 1,2,3 A
4) Analyses case-law on criminal law 1,2,3,9,10,11 1,2,3,4 A, C
5) Applies criminal law rules to specific  legal  cases 1,2,3,4,9,10 1,2,3,4 A, C
6) Expresses legal opinion on problems regarding criminal law 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11 1,2,3,4 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 The concepts of crime and criminal law, its scope, principles of criminal law and crime policy, historical development  
2 Sources of criminal law, interpretation of criminal law  
3 The principle of nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege  
4 The principle of individual criminal responsibility, criminal liability of legal entities  
5 The application of criminal laws ratione temporis and ratione personae  
6 The application of criminal laws ratione loci  
7 MIDTERMS  
8 Introduction to the general theory of crime, the element of legality  
9 Material element (actus reus) of the crime  
10 Criminal conduct and result  
11 Theories on casuality  
12 Illegality of the offence, grounds of justification 1 – Exercising a legal authority, superior’s orders  
13 Grounds of justification 2 – Self defense, state of necessity  
14 Grounds of justification 3 – Consent, Exercising a personal right  

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Timur Demirbaş, Türk ­Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler, 8.b., 2012, Seçkin, Ankara
Additional Resources Dönmezer/Erman, Nazari ve Tatbiki Ceza Hukuku I-II, 17.b., 1997, Beta, İstanbul

Hakan Hakeri, Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler, 13.b., 2013, Seçkin, Ankara

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   60
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   40
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to comprehend, solve, and to attain analytical and critical thought processes         X
2 Within the ambit of lifelong learning, to direct continuous renewal and cultivation of knowledge attained in the field of law     X    
3 To master legal resources and legal precedents; to be able to conduct comparative legal analyses in national and international legal arenas         X
4 To improve settlement options; to implement creative and innovative solutions         X
5 To be equippet with comprehensive and comparative knowledge gained through the study of law, enabling the transfer of this knowledge into the social and economic fields. To attain analytical thinking between cross disciplines       X  
6 To attain the ability to comprehend and solve legal problems pertaining to global economy   X      
7 To obtain knowledge of current legal subjects, through the aid of the English language          
8 To be able to utilize proficiency at an intermediate level foreign language          
9 To attain professional and scientific ethical tenants in the field of law, as well as in society at large       X  
10 To attain the ability to write, speak and listen effectively, in the field of law         X
11 To be open-minded, to be tolerant of different ideas, to be constructive, to have self-confidence, and to be responsible both during individual studies and/or during team studies. To work effectively and efficiently         X

 

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 5 70
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load      117
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,68
ECTS Credit of the Course      5