Criminal Law
Study: Law - 4. semester
Code: 31881
ECTS: 8.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Leo Cvitanović
prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Munivrana Vajda
doc. dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača
doc. dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski
doc. dr. sc. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička
Exam dates:
  • 13. 11. 2019.
  • 30. 01. 2020.
  • 13. 02. 2020.
  • 25. 03. 2020.
  • 07. 05. 2020.
  • 17. 06. 2020.
  • 07. 07. 2020.
  • 01. 09. 2020.
  • 15. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Criminal Law Law - 4. semester
8.0 31881
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Leo Cvitanović

Friday, 10:00 am

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 16/I
prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović

Wednesday 5 p.m., room 41/II, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 41/II
izv. prof. dr. sc. Maja Munivrana Vajda

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room soba 37/II
doc. dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača

Friday  at 12 

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 36, II kat
doc. dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski

Wednesday at 18h (Gundulićeva 10, room No. 12)

Gundulićeva 10, room 12
doc. dr. sc. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička

Thursday at 10 a.m.

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 54
Literature
Željko Horvatić, Davor Derenčinović, Leo Cvitanović; Kazneno pravo - opći dio I (kazneno pravo i kazneni zakon); Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2016), str. -
Željko Horvatić, Davor Derenčinović, Leo Cvitanović; Kazneno pravo - opći dio II (kazneno djelo i kaznenopravne sankcije); Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2017)
Leo Cvitanović, Davor Derenčinović, Marta Dragičević Prtenjača, Aleksandar Maršavelski, Maja Munivrana Vajda, Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička; Kazneno pravo - posebni dio; Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (2017)
Ksenija Turković; Komentar kaznenog zakona i drugi izvori novoga hrvatskog kaznenog zakonodavstva; Narodne novine (2013), str. 612
Leo Cvitanović; Svrha kažnjavanja u suvremenom kaznenom pravu; Hrvatsko udruženje za kaznene znanosti i praksu, Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Hrvatske (1999), str. 372
Davor Derenčinović; Zakon o odgovornosti pravnih osoba za kaznena djela; Nocci (2003), str. 207
Željko Horvatić (ur.); Rječnik kaznenog prava; Masmedia (2002), str. 692
Maja Munivrana; Univerzalno načelo kao kriterij prostornog važenja kaznenog zakona; Hrvatsko udruženje za kaznene znanosti i praksu, Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Hrvatske (2007), str. 184
Description
Concept, subject-matter and purpose of criminal law. Criminal legislation. Criminal offence. Prerequisites for sanctions. Concurrence. Criminal liability of legal persons. Criminal law sanctions. The system of sanctions in Croatian criminal law. Punishment. Cautionary measures. Determination of sentence. Security measures. Special criminal law measures. Rehabilitation. Amnesty and pardon. Special part - Criminal offences
Exam dates
13. 11. 2019.
30. 01. 2020.
13. 02. 2020.
25. 03. 2020.
07. 05. 2020.
17. 06. 2020.
07. 07. 2020.
01. 09. 2020.
15. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Explain the concept of criminal law and criminal science and their relationship to other branches of law and jurisprudence;
- Critically evaluate and recognize the importance of respecting fundamental principles of criminal legislation and case law (principle of legality, the principle of guilt);
- Understand and explain the fundamental institutions of criminal dogmatics actus reus, a crime, illegality, mens rea, stages in the commission of a crime, co-perpetration and participation, concurrence, extended criminal offense);
- To define the peculiarities of criminal sanctions;
- Bundle structure of the special part of Criminal Legislation to objects of legal protection and summarize the most important elements of the crimes (against life and body, sexual freedom, honor and reputation, property, liberty, official duty, justice, etc.);
- Set aside the basic features of the system of liability of legal persons for criminal offenses and the basics of international criminal law as part of criminal law in a broader sense.

 

APPLICATION
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Interpret the terms of the general part of criminal law and the elements of the offenses in accordance with the relevant methods of interpretation of criminal law norms;
- Demonstrate connections between general and special part of criminal law;
- Apply the knowledge gained from the general and special part of criminal law in practice;
- Use and the correct way interpret the regulations in the field of criminal law in their daily work.

ANALYSIS
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Check the level of respect for the principle of the rule of law in the area of criminal law and practice;
- Compare the Croatian criminal justice system with the criminal justice systems of other countries and to examine its compliance with the basic principles of criminal law of the European Union;
- Set aside dysfunctional norms of criminal law and examine the causes and consequences of creating such standards;
- Examine and categorize the different theoretical models of criminal law dogmatics and their application in the case law;
- Analyze the existing case law in the area of criminal law;

SYNTHESIS
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Propose the necessary amendments to criminal legislation and case law;
- Prepare the surface for expert analysis of individual institutes of criminal law;
- Formulate basic features, advantages and disadvantages of the legal and judicial penal policy and propose solutions for improving these systems;
- Build a methodological system to produce written work in the areas of criminal law;
- Devise a protocol for making written works, to formulate appropriate hypotheses and draw up a concept with the model work of literature;

EVALUATION
After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:
- Evaluate the quality, sustainability and feasibility of legal and theoretical institutes of criminal law in practical terms;
- Choose further study of individual segments of the criminal law and assess which is the most appropriate area for further sub-specialization;
- Evaluate the national criminal justice system in terms of constitutional and international law.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully mastering the course students will be able to:

  • To publicly present the learning outcomes;
  • Express the respective level of argumentation own thesis;
  • Improve communication skills;
  • Participate in teamwork.
Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:
  1. Written and oral examination to verify the outcomes of learning - knowledge and understanding
  2. Problem sheets to verify the learning outcomes - application
  3. Debate seminars, organization of mock trials, accredited courses and participate in exercises to check the learning outcomes - Analysis
  4. Preparation of written student work (essays, term papers) to verify the learning outcomes - synthesis and evaluation
  5. Grades will begiven during class with the appropriate learning outcome and finally the written and oral examination in the course. In the latter will be grades obtained during the semester to take into account in the formulation of the final grade. The criteria for evaluation are all learning outcomes - demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the subject matter of criminal law, the ability to apply the regulations to the hypothetical and real cases from the judicial practice, the ability of analysis and synthesis and evaluation of appropriate content adopted during the class.