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6127 - Criminal Law
Professor: Lawrence Herman
Semester: 2012 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Examination and class participation
The objectives of a modern system of criminal law as seen in the justifications for punishment and in the constitutional, statutory, and common-law doctrines that seek to implement the objectives; the concept and elements of culpability (conduct and mental state); explanations for harmful results and whether the explanations are, or should be, legally acceptable (defenses); specific crimes such as murder and manslaughter.
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