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Fall 2016
LAW320  A  SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW

Course Description
This course is an introduction to substantive criminal law. We will examine the policies and theories that underpin our system of crime and punishment, including how they work in practice and their effects on social order. We will cover general principles of criminal liability (such as mens rea and actus reus), defenses (including necessity and insanity), and specific crimes (primarily homicide and rape). The course will make frequent reference to the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code (MPC), as it is the basis for many state criminal codes. Throughout the course, we will pay close attention to the social, cultural, and political forces at work in the development and evolution of the criminal law.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2016 - 11-29-2016   TR  9:30 AM-10:50 AM F209

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Criminal Law - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
MBE
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

FRANKS, MARY ANNE


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Contact Information:
Email: mafranks@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5345
Office: G385