Criminal Law - General Part

Course titleCriminal Law - General Part
Chair of Criminal Law Sciences
Number of ECTS credits7 Barbara Herceg Pakšić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 64/13
Telephone+385 31 224 564 Igor Vuletić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 Radićeva 17, prizemlje
Telephone+385 31 224 500
Course content

Teaching in the subject of Criminal law-general part consists of enhancing knowledge of key parts of criminal law dogmatics and sentencing law. For this purpose, a comparative approach is necessary in order for the students to gain insight into some significant foreign criminal justice systems (German, Austrian, Swiss, French, Anglo-American...etc.). It points to recent trends in contemporary criminal law dogmatics of the general part of criminal law and their influence on Croatian criminal legislation and the need to adapt the practice of Croatian courts to them. Areas of special significance for Croatian criminal law dogmatics should be analyzed in particular (new ideas about self-defence and necessity, difficulties related to misconceptions, especially the misconception of illegality that is difficult to accept in court practice, the issue of guilt in command responsibility, the problem of introducing excusable excess) or have recently been the subject of extensive scientific research. Issues related to participation are also addressed, for which solutions from German criminal law are of particular importance.

Course learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will be able to: 1. To compare comparative solutions of certain criminal justice systems , 2. To describe recent developments in the contemporary dogmatics of the general part of criminal law and their influence on Croatian criminal legislation, 3. Define and describe the basic institutes of the general part of criminal law, 4. Analyze selected recent relevant scientific research related to criminal law dogmatics, 5. Analyze and argue the practice of Croatian courts,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☐ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☐ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☐ Colloquium
Required reading
Horvatić Željko, Derenčinović Davor, Cvitanović Leo. Kazneno pravo – Opći dio I. 2016. Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Horvatić, Željko, Derenčinović, Davor, Cvitanović, Leo. Kazneno pravo - opći dio II. 2017. Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu
Herceg Pakšić Barbara. Isprika u kaznenom pravu – Prekoračenje granica nužne obrane i krajnja nužda. 2021. Narodne novine
Novoselec Petar. Opći dio kaznenog prava. 2016. Pravni fakultet Osijek
Optional reading
Novoselec Petar, Martinović Igor. Komentar Kaznenog zakona - I. knjiga: Opći dio. 2019. Narodne novine
Novoselec Petar, Bojanić Igor. Opći dio kaznenog prava Četvrto, izmijenjeno izdanje. 2013. Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Mrčela Marin, Vuletić Igor. Komentar Kaznenog zakona - Opći dio. 2021. Libertin naklada
Martinović Igor. Institut namjere u kaznenopravnoj teoriji i sudskoj praksi. 2014. Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci
Novoselec Petar. Razgraničenje pripremnih radnji i pokušaja. 2008. Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci, Vol. 29 No. 2
Novoselec Petar. Druga novela kaznenog zakona. 2014. Hrvatski ljetopis za kazneno pravo i praksu, Vol. 21 No. 2
von Claus Roxin. Strafrecht : allgemeiner Teil. 2006. Muenchen: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2006
Fletcher George. Rethinking Criminal Law. 2000. Oxford University Press