General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Crime And Punishment: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Language EN
Module lecturer Prof. UAM dr hab. Elżbieta Hryniewicz-Lach
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-CPIP-w-Erasm


Thursday, 9.00-10.30 am, Collegium Iuridicum Novum (Niepodległości 53, Poznań)

Module aim (aims)

· general idea of criminal law in European Union and its Member States
· general insight in Polish criminal law and Polish criminal system

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

· level of English that enables to communicate and read legal texts


Week 1: Criminal offence and criminal reaction from historical point of view.
Week 2: Criminal offence and criminal reaction in light of penal law and other sciences.
Week 3: Various aspects of criminal reaction: aims, functions, directives in criminal law.
Week 4: Retributive justice and just deserts theory
Week 5: Prevention and preventive justice
Week 6: Chosen theories of crime
Week 7: Consequences of conviction for offender and third parties
Week 8: Age and crime
Week 9: Restorative justice - introduction
Week 10: Victims and survivors in criminal law
Week 11: The concept of ideal victim and its consequences
Week 12: State paternalism and criminal justice
Week 13: Criminal law as a part of EU criminal justice system
Week 14: Polish criminal law - general introduction
Week 15: Polish criminal law as part of the EU criminal law

Reading list

Relevant texts will be sent to Students via e-mail before every lecture; presentations - after the lecture.