DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000502

Philosophy of Criminal Law

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Saulius Arlauskas (saularl@mruni.eu)

a. o: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė, Prof. Dr. Saulius Arlauskas

Department of Philosophy of Law and Legal History


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to-face

1 semester

Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

The aim of the course is to introduce the students into different philosophical interpretations of criminal law and to present the role of philosophical insights in the formation of criminal law concept and resolving of criminal law problems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

To understand, how the clasical and modern world view frames the concept of criminal responsibility.

Lectures, seminars, discussions, group work

Exam task, colloquium, essay


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

The object of philosophy of criminal law: philosophy of criminal law as theory of criminal law foundations

4

8

12

28

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures

Criminal Statute and Crime

4

8

12

28

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures

Criminal Punishment

4

8

12

28

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures

The execution of criminal punishment

2

4

6

12

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures

Directions and principles of modern criminal policy

2

4

6

16

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures

Assessment

2

2

Exam task

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

30

During the semester

2-3 points: a student is actively involved into debates, answers difficult questions, raises relevant problems and provides critical comments; 1-2 points: a student participates in the seminars and lectures, discussions and is able to answer questions; 0-1 points: a student participates in the seminars and lectures and is able to answer questions; 0 points: a student almost does not participate in a discussion or does not participate in more than 1/3 practice sessions

Examination

70

During exam session

During the exam students deal with the practical task that comprises the practical situation. Assessing the answers one should take into account the level of theoretical knowledge, the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practical situation, student’s ability to ground his position and the relevance of the sources chosen to substantiate the position.