Public law 410

Module code PBL 410
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

*For LLB
Introduction to criminal law:

  1. Criminal law and the legal system
  2. Criminal law and law of delict
  3. The concepts "criminal law" and "crime"
  4. The history and sources of our criminal law
  5. Determinism and indeterminism
  6. The purpose and function of the criminal law and crime
  7. The classification of criminal law and crimes

General principles of criminal law: elements of criminal liability:

  1. Legality
  2. The deed
  3. Unlawfulness
  4. Capacity
  5. Fault
  6. Multiple defences
Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites Admission to the relevant programme.
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Public Law
Period of presentation Semester 1

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