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Criminal Law (Katz)

Spring 2023   LAW 503-004  

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Faculty
Leo Katz

Frank Carano Professor of Law

lkatz@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Meeting Times/Location
MTR 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Silverman Hall 245A

Category
First-Year

Credits
4.0

This course will examine the criminal law as a device for defining and controlling harmful behavior. Attention is given to the theoretical justifications for and the effectiveness of punishment, the foundations of culpability, the basic principles of criminal liability, and the definition of offenses and defenses.


Textbooks

"Criminal Law and itsProcesses: Cases and Materials" by Sanford H. Kadish (late), Stephen Schulhofer, Rachel E. Barkow
Edition: 11th
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9781543810776
Required

"Getting to Maybe" by Fischl, Richard
Edition: 1st edition
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9780890897607
Required

"Understanding Criminal Law " by Joshua Dressler
Edition: 9TH
Publisher: Carolina A
ISBN: 9781531021726
Required

"Criminal Law" by Christopher, Kathryn H
Edition: 1st edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195391770
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