COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW:
Comparative Criminal Law
Comparative Criminal Law
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 159422
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović
doc. dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Comparative Criminal Law Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 159422
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović

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

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 41/II
doc. dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača

Friday  at 12 

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 36, II kat
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski (Lectures)

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

Gundulićeva 10, room 12
Literature
George P. Fletcher,; Basic Concepts of Criminal Law,; Oxford University Press (1998)
ed. Johannes Keiller + David Roef; Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law; Intersentia - Cambridge (2016), str. 281-303
Markus D. Dubber and Kevin J. Heller (eds),; Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law,; Stanford University Press (2010)
Mirjan R. Damaška,; The Faces of Justice and State Authority: A Comparative Approach to the Legal Process,; Yale University Press (1986)
George P. Fletcher,; Rethinking Criminal Law,; Oxford University Press (2000)
Description
The course Comparative Criminal Law has not so far been taught at the Zagreb law Faculty. The course foresees to provide an overview of different criminal law and criminal justice systems and also how they operate within the main legal traditions of the world. It will look at comparative criminal law as a discipline, focusing on its method, history, and contemporary problems. The course uses comparative methodology to highlight similarities and differences between and within legal traditions.

The course will be taught on semester basis, and it will be offered as specialised, elective course at the final year of the graduate five-year Bologna program in law as well as to students enrolled at other programs at the University.

This course will compare the history, jurisprudence, and specific practices of the criminal justice systems in Europe with the common law systems and much of the rest of the world. This will enable the participants/students to compare different legal systems in field of criminal law.
Exam dates
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.

 

COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW

 (2019/20)

Course teacher /lecturers:

  • Prof. dr. sc. Davor Derenčinović

Consultations: Wednesday 5 pm, TRH 14, room 41/II floor

  • Doc dr. sc. Marta Dragičević Prtenjača

Consultations: Friday 12 am, TRH 14, room 36/II floor

  • Dr. sc. Aleksandar Maršavelski

Consultations: Wednesday 5 pm Gundulićeva 10/ room 12

Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00 TRH 14, Hall III

Classes begin on October 16th 2019, and that day lecture starts at 12:00

Required literature:

1. George P. Fletcher, Basic Concepts of Criminal Law, Oxford University Press (1998).;

 2. Comparative Concepts of Criminal Law, ed. Keiler,J. & Roef, D. (2016), p. 281-303

Optional literature:

  1. Markus D. Dubber and Kevin J. Heller (eds), Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law, Stanford University Press (2010);
  2. Mirjan R. Damaška, The Faces of Justice and State Authority: A Comparative Approach to the Legal Process, Yale University Press (1986);
  3. George P. Fletcher, Rethinking Criminal Law, Oxford University Press (2000[1978]);
  4. Ulrich Sieber et al. (eds.), National Criminal Law in a Comparative Legal Context, Duncker & Humblot (2011 – book series);
  5. James Q. Whitman, Harsh Justice: Criminal Punishment and the Widening Divide between America and Europe, Oxford University Press (2003).

Student responsibilities

Class attendance; presentations

Exam:

The students will have presentation in which they will have to compare at least two legal systems

Framework Curriculum:

  1. 16. 10. Introductory Lecture
  2. 23.10.  Comparative Criminal Law and Its Historical Roots
  3. 30.10. Elements of Criminal Offence
  4. 06.11. Introduction to Specific Criminal Law Provisions of General Part of Criminal Law

11.-15. 11. No Classes

  1. 20.11.  Mens Rea, Actus Reus
  2. 27.11. Self-Defense, Necessity, Duress
  3. 4.12. Attempt, Group Criminality-Complicity (and Ancillary Offences)
  4. 11.12. Introduction to Special Part of Criminal Law -Homicide
  5. 18.12. Property Crimes
  6.  08.1. Sexual Offences
  7.  15.1. Corruption Related Criminal Offences
  8.  22.1. Closing Lecture/Signatures
News list