Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Professional degree course) Division of Law School Program for Law Practice Professionals
Lecture Code PA349511 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 刑法演習1
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Seminar of Criminal Law I
アキノ シゲト
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur1-2
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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1. Lecture on the important definitions of Japanese criminal law.
2. Questions and answers to develop the capacity to analyze problems.
3. Discussion about what sort of conduct is criminal and what sort of person is to be punished for having engaged in it.
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
In this course, students will learn how to develop the logic about Japanese criminal law on understanding General Part of the Penal Code. 
Criterion referenced
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Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students who will successfully complete this course will …
1) master how to understand provisions on General Part of the penal Code.
2) attain perspectives to place priority on process of thinking based on the Penal Code.
3) obtain skills to develop the logic which meets requirements of criminal law doctrines and principles.
Class Schedule   1. Fundamental Concepts of Japanese criminal law
  2. Ingredients of a Crime
  3. Justification(1)
  4. Justification(2)
  5. Guilt and Excusatory Defenses(1)
  6. Guilt and Excusatory Defenses(2)
  7. Forms of Participation(1)
  7.5. Forms of Participation(2)

Textbook: Ryo Ida, “Understanding Criminal Law 2nd edition” Minerva shobou, 2013. 
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Grading Method Grades will be based upon mid-term exam(30%) and term-end exam(70%). 
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