Department: Bachelor of Law
Module Description: This module covers the general part of criminal law through addressing the general principles govern criminal law. It also examines the application of criminal law in real-life’s scenarios as well as the objectives of criminal law. Furthermore, this module deals with criminal law theoretically and practically. It is worth noting that the general part of criminal law’s module contains several topics. These topics are: general principles of criminal law and the sources of criminal law, what is a crime, the principle of legality ‘nullum crimen, nulla poena sine lege’, the elements of crime, criminal jurisdiction, penalties and precautionary measures, justification, excuse and the overturn of criminal convictions, motive, mitigating excuses and repetition, criminal participation and exemption from punishment.
The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law, prepared purposefully for this particular module.
Anyangwe, Carlson, Criminal Law: The General Part (Langaa RPCIG, 2015)
Jonathan Herring, Great Debates in Criminal Law (4th edn, Macmillan International Higher Education, 2020)