Principles of Criminal Law
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kriminaalõiguse alused
Course title in English
Principles of Criminal Law
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The objective of the course is to develop a theoretical understanding of the principles of criminal law and for the student to be able to legally analyze and solve practical criminal law cases successfully.
Brief description of the course
The student will get an overview of the system of general part and special part of the Criminal Law, interpretation of provisions and methodology of solving cases.
Independent work
Compulsory reading assignments including case briefs, legislation and scholarly articles to be read before lectures and seminars, as assigned by the lecturer and detailed in the course program.
Other tasks may include case analysis, written seminar papers, presentations, independent or group work as detailed in the course program.
Learning outcomes in the course
After a successful completion of the course, a student will:
¤ Understand general principles of criminal law, their connection and system.
¤ Interpret and apply the provisions of Criminal Law.
¤ Solve practical cases.
¤ Find and use relevant case law and scientific literature.
Assessment methods
One final written exam.
Other methods as detailed by the lecturer in the course program, including individual or group problem solving exercises, case presentations/analysis, a term or scholarly paper, and attendance and participation in seminar discussions.
Norman Aas
Study literature
Basic Concepts of Crininal Law. Fletcher, George P. Oxford University Press. 1998.