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LAW 222 Criminal Law - General Part: Reading list

LAW 222 Criminal Law - General Part

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.

Module texts

The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law, prepared purposefully for this particular module.

Recommended readings

  • Anyangwe, Carlson, Criminal Law: The General Part (Langaa RPCIG, 2015)

  • Jonathan Herring, Great Debates in Criminal Law (4th edn, Macmillan International Higher Education, 2020)

  • A Ashworth and J Horder, Principles of Criminal Law (7th edn, Oxford UP, 2013)

  • N T Al-Majali, Explanation of Criminal Law General Section: Analytical Study in General Theory for Crime and Penal Liability (Arabic edn, 5th edn, Daralthaqafa 2015).

  • K Al-Saeed, Explanations of the General Provisions in the Penal Code: A Comparative Study (Arabic edn, 3rd edn, Daralthaqafa 2011)

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