SMNR: Philosophy of Criminal Law

Class Unique: 29115

This seminar will be a study of philosophical questions concerning punishment and responsibility in the criminal law. These questions include the nature of punishment, its justification, proportionality,  the compatibility of criminal responsibility with a scientific world view, and the compatibility of mens rea as a condition of criminality with deterrence as an aim of punishment.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.128
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Punishment and Responsibility - H. L. A. Hart
      P&R , edition: 2nd edition
      ISBN: 978-0-19-953478-4   (required)