General Theory of Crime (KMH529) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
General Theory of Crime KMH529 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Özgür KÜÇÜKTAŞDEMİR
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course is aimed to interpret the general provisions of the Turkish Criminal Code by teaching the fundamental principles of the modern criminal law according to historical development of criminal law. Explanation of elements of crime and their separation by the general theory of crime and the sub-theories involved in general theory of crime.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • At the end of this course, the student defines concept for crime in criminal law
  • In the framework of historical development of criminal law, compares the changes in Turkish Criminal Code’s general provisions.
  • The student can explains the basic principles that dominate criminal law.
  • Students can design the criminal law regime which should be based on the fundamental principles in criminal law.
  • Students can solve problems using the general theory of crime.
Course Content The general theory of crime; evaluation of different theories, distinct methods on separation of elements of crime; critical approach to the general provisions of the Turkish Penal Code in the light of the general theory of crime.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Pre-Modern criminal law and enlightment's effect on general teory of crime KÜÇÜKTAŞDEMİR, Aydınlanma ve Ceza Hukuku
2 Separation of Elements of Crime According the Theories of Act KEYMAN, Cürmi Fiilin Yapısal Unsuru Olarak Hareket
3 Actus Reus DOĞAN, Thlike Suçu ile Zarar Suçu Arasındaki Suçların İçtimai Sorunu
4 Theories of Causation EREM, Nedensellik Bağı ve Ümanist Doktrin
5 Unlawfulness and Justifications KATOĞLU, Ceza Hukukunda Hukuka Aykırılık
6 Unlawfulness and Justifications KOCA, YTCK'da Hukuka Uygunluk Sebepleri
7 Mens Rea and Mens Rea Theories OZANSÜ, Ceza Hukukunda Kasttan Doğan Sübjektif Sorumluluk
8 Midterm
9 Mens Rea and Mens Rea Theories ÜNVER, YTCK'da Kusurluluk
10 Excusing Condition and Mitigating Circumstances
11 Excusing Conditions and Mitigating Circumtance
12 Attempt
13 Aiding or Abetting in Commission of an Offence
14 Concurrence of Crimes
15 Concurrence of Crimes
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Türk Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler-Zeki HAFIZOĞULLARI/ Muharrem ÖZEN
2. Türk Ceza Hukukuna Giriş- Nur CENTEL/ Hamide ZAFER
3. Türk Ceza Hukuku Genel Hükümler- Mahmut KOCA/ İlhan ÜZÜLMEZ

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 40
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Skills to understand, compare and paraphrase the basic concepts of law as a jurist following common principles of law. X
2 Skills to solve problems using a critical point of view when necessary , to determine and analyse the theoretical and implementation problems of law X
3 Contribution to understanding, planning, exercising and coordinating the functionss of law, by explaining and practising X
4 Skills to understand the strategic, tactical and practical sides of public law. X
5 Skills to understand the local, national, international, universal and supranational sides of public law X
6 Skills to understand the modern methods and differences of law X
7 Skills to participate in/inter disciplinary group works successfully X
8 Skills to adopt open minded behaviors in the way of learning and attempting X
9 Skills to assimilate and carry the rules of ethics and profession within the framework of social responsibility X
10 Skills to use Turkish efficiently in writing and speaking, and have the communication talent that is required by a law related career X
11 Skills to approach critically and creatively on the legal and social problems in terms of rule of law and ideal of justice X
12 Skills to understand and practice the national and international sides of law through case law and judicial implementations X
13 Skills to prepare/present a written or oral academic study within the framework of acedemic ethic and rules X
14 Skills to use vocational information technologies efficiently in solving legal problems X
15 Skills to reinforce knowledge of foreign languages and command of legal terminolgy X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 5 5
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 127