Special criminal law

ldroi2109  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Special criminal law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
The object of this course is that of the incriminations and, through those, of the values protected by the criminal law, of the stakes of the criminal policy related to the processes of incrimination, and of the principles that the creation of the incriminations must respect. The principle of legality, which governs the production of the incriminations, will be in particular examined in its various aspects, in the framework of the progressive displacement of the definition of the criminal law out of the national borders. The course will examine a selected number of criminal offences - traditional infringements (such as fight, murder…) and recent infringements (such as money laundering, terrorism, racism…), in order to highlight the evolutions of the legislative technique, the shift of the limits of the criminal responsibility, the problems involved in the interpretation of complex rules. The influence of the international and European law will be taken into account.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course pursues four complementary goals: - to provide to the students a knowledge on criminal offences (incriminations), intended to supplement the basic training in criminal law; - to lead the students to understand the processes of definition of the incriminations and the main issues related to their implementation; - to familiarize the students with the basic principles which frame the production of the incriminations; - to develop the critical attitude of the students, in order to lead them to analyse in an autonomous way the questions of the values, the purposes and the effectiveness linked to the production of the incriminations and their implementation. These assets should make the students able to understand the context of a changing criminal law, which develops more and more in relation with external references as well to the discipline as to the national territory.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
A basic knowledge of the criminal law's principles have to be known. It will be mobilized during the teachings and in the final evaluation (e.g.: application of the criminal law in the time and the space, attempt, criminal participation').
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Law