LL4Z8 Half Unit Not available in 2012/13
Theories of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
For LLM students and for MSc Criminal Justice Policy, MSc Law, Anthropology and Society (with permission).
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
Theories of criminal wrong, criminal responsibility and punishment. The problem of how the criminal law's threats of punishment, and the actual punishment of those who fail to obey those threats, can be justified.
10 seminars of two-hours duration.
Students are asked to submit one 2,000 word essay.
H L A Hart, Punishment and Responsibility (1968); Oliver Quick & Celia Wells, Reconstructing Criminal Law (4th edn, 2010); Alan Norrie, Crime Reason and History (2nd edn, 2001); A Ashworth, A von Hirsch, J Roberts (eds) Principled Sentencing (2009) D Husak, Overcriminalization, (OUP, 2007)
One two-hour examination in ST (100%).