Department: Bachelor of Law
Module Description: This module covers the core elements of certain offences against the person. It is designed to provide students, undertaking this module, with the necessary understanding needed to identify offences against the person and the implications of criminal acts and as a result a better understanding of these offences theoretically and practically. Additionally, this module aims at solving realistic issues and problems relying on the applicable legislation and case-law. Indeed, the offences against the person’s module contains a number of topics. These topics are: murder, manslaughter by negligence, bodily harm, aggravated bodily harm, suicide, assisted suicide, abortion, rape, sexual assault, fondling, indecency, adultery, incest, kidnapping, abduction and false imprisonment, harassment, threats, defamation, libel and slander.
The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law, prepared purposefully for this particular module.
David Ormerod and Karl Laird, Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod's Text, Cases, and Materials on Criminal Law (13th edn, Oxford University Press 2020)
Jonathan Herring, Criminal Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (7th edn, Oxford University Press 2016)
Michael J. Allen, Textbook on Criminal Law (13th edn, Oxford University Press 2015)
Mohammad S. Namor, Explanation of the Penal Law Private Section: Part I Crimes Against Persons (Arabic edn, 6th edn, Daralthaqafa 2015).
Kamel Al-Saeed, Explanations of the Penal Law Crimes Against Human: A Comparative Study (Arabic edn, 5th edn, Daralthaqafa 2011).