At the heart of criminal law and criminal justice is the discussion and debate of moral and legal justifications for criminalization and punishment. Building on this foundation, students investigate the main guiding principles of criminal law and criminal justice, confronting the concepts of criminal accountability, differentiated types of ‘guilt’, the essentials of justifications and excuse, important limitations such as the legality principle and other fundamental considerations. Students then apply theory to practice to gain mastery of legal reasoning skills in a simulated legal aid clinic.
SSCLAWJ308 Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Fall 2020 v.01-09-2020.pdfSSCLAWJ308 Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Fall 2020 v.01-09-2020.pdf