Criminal Law 2

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Spring 2014 Course
Meets: W 1:30pm - 3:10pm in Austin Hall Room 101 - East; F 1:00pm - 3:15pm in Austin Hall Room 101 - East
4 classroom credits

This course considers the basic themes of substantive criminal law, including criminal responsibility, the significance of act, intent, causation and result, justification and excuse, and the rationale of punishment. General doctrinal principles of the criminal law and illustrative crimes are studied, usually including the following topics: defenses, insanity, attempts, conspiracy, and aspects of the law of homicide and rape. The course also considers important aspects of criminal procedure, especially as they bear on the way in which the substantive criminal law is administered.