Curricular Unit:Code:
Criminal Law780DPEN
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
1UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Enable students to become familiar with the essential proceedings of Portuguese Penal Law.
Demonstrate ability to solve problems within the area of ??study, and to build and substantiate its own arguments
Know how to apply the knowledge and understanding acquired so as to show a professional approach to the work developed in its vocational area
Demonstrate the ability to collect, select and interpret relevant information, particularly in its area of ??study, to enable you to base the solutions you recommend and the judgments they issue, including in the analysis the relevant scientific and ethical social aspects
Syllabus:
Unit 1. Introduction to portuguese penal law?1.1. Introduction?1.2. Fundamental principles and guidelines of portuguese penal law
1.3. The applicability of law in time?1.4. The applicability of penal law in space?1.5. The subsidiary applicability of the Penal Code
?Unit 2. Regarding the fact and consequences after the fact:??2.1. The criminal act2.2. Assumptions for punishment and criminal liability?2.3. Criminal liability exculpatory circumstances2.4. Types of crime?2.5. Consequences after the fact:
2.5.1. Sentences and security measures2.5.2. Types of criminal reaction2.5.3. Effective prison sentence?2.5.4. Fines?2.5.5. Suspended sentence2.5.6. Parole?2.5.7. Other penalties
Unit 3. Introduction to the special section.
3.1. Crimes against persons: crimes against life (damage and danger), crimes against intrauterine life, and crimes (damage and danger) against the physical integrity.
3.2. Property crimes: crimes of theft, breach of trust and damage.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The object of the study of criminology, the criminal phenomenon, having to watch the way it expresses the man's criminal conduct, the reason for his production and how it could be avoided or reduced.?In turn, the criminal law is the general theory of crime, defining what is meant by crime, when is a typical behavior (criminal) is a crime, when it should and must be punished, which are feathers and their purpose and when they should be applied and how. In other words, provides a sense of legal thought, doctrine and jurisprudence on the crime, a key element in criminology.
The contents, as evidenced by its cast, is intended precisely to give these key elements.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the execution of theoretical and practical tasks in the classroom, and students’ punctuality and attendance.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
1st unit - Theoretical analysis of content characterizing of Penal Law´s principles; Debate individual and group cases seeking to apply the theoretical knowledge. 2nd unit - Theoretical exposition of contents; Practical exercises with the aim of demonstrating knowledge and skills in the identification of criminal acts and their consequences; Case studies in order to be able to integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired. 3st Unit: Theoretical exposition of contents; Practical exercises with the aim of demonstrating knowledge and skills in the assessment of effects of criminal acts; Case studies in order to be able to integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired; and to demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
Reading:
Código Penal, Almedina, 2018
João Antunes, M.: Penas e Medidas de segurança, Almedina, 2018
Marques da Silva, G.: Direito Penal Português, Ed. UCP, 2015
Roxin Claus (1986). Problemas Fundamentais de Direito Penal. Vega Universidade. Coleção direito e Ciência Jurídica. Lisboa.