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Lesson Information

Course Credit 3.0
Course ECTS Credit 5.0
Teaching Language of Instruction Türkçe
Level of Course Bachelor's Degree, TYYÇ: Level 6, EQF-LLL: Level 6, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of Course Compulsory
Mode of Delivery Face-to-face
Does the course require compulsory or optional work experience? Z
Course Coordinator
Instructor (s) Assist. Prof. Dr. ASLIHAN ÖZTEZEL|Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D.) ALİ HAKAN EVİK
Course Assistant

Purpose and Content

The aim of the course The objective of this course is to identify the basic concepts related to the general provisions of penal law and the notion of penal law.
Course Content The course unit covers legality, culpability and humanism principles as part of basic principles of crime policy, application of penal law in terms of place, time and person and the theory of crimes and sanctions. As the elements of crime, substantial elements and crime subject in this frame, legal rights that are protected with crime, deed (action) result, causal relation in ensuant crimes and objective and imputation are discussed in point of crime theory. Illegality and reasons of legality are discussed right after the examination of intent and types with negligence and types in the frame of moral elements. Following to the elements of crime, fault capacity in the frame of fault subject, circumstances that remove or reduce faultiness and essoin reasons are discussed and instance of mistake is explained in conclusion.

Weekly Course Subjects

1The concept and scope of Penal Law
2Purpose of penalty and security precautions
3Basic Principles of Crime Policy
4Sources of criminal law and Turkish Penal Code Reform
5Assurance function of penal law
6Criminal Doctrine
7Structural Elements of Crime
8Structural Elements of Crime- Tangible elements
9Structural Elements of Crime- intangible elements
10Structural Elements of Crime- Illegality element
11The reasons for compliance with law
12The reasons for compliance with law
13Culpability – Theories of fault
14Reasons annulling and affecting culpability


1-İzzet Özgenç, Türk Ceza Hukuku (2009);
2-Mehmet Emin Artuk/Ahmet Gökcen/A.Caner Yenidünya, Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler (2009);
3-Timur Demirbaş, Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler (2009);
4-Bahri Öztürk/Mustafa R. Erdem, Öztürk, Uygulamalı Ceza Hukuku ve Emniyet Tedbirleri Hukuku (2006);
5-Hakan Hakeri, Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler (2009);
6-Veli Özer Özbek, Pınar Bacaksız, Koray Doğan, Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler (Açıklamalı-Şematik Çalışma Kitabı I)(2006).