Faculty of Law

HUK 420 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Law of Criminal Execution
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 420
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Punishment restricting freedom and hence the development of prison has 400- year history in European Countries, while it goes to Tanzimat Reform Era, 1840’s in Turkey. The difficulties relating to prisons and penitentiary system haven’t been resolved in Turkey, since the issues which are the subjects of discussion in the 19. Century in European Countries, are recently being discussed in our country. The same condition occurred in the development of criminal execution law. In Europe and America, criminal execution law and prisons were the core subjects of academic debate, in which lots of book being published, several associations and foundations being established, a long time before Turkey. The same condition occurred in the education of criminal execution. Criminal execution law, which was instructed briefly as a part of General Provisions of Criminal Law course for a long time , is instructed as an elective course recently in several law faculties. Prisons are always problematical institutions all over the world as well as in Turkey. It is very important to determine problems of prisons and find solutions to them and it is a fundamental necessity to reintegrate convicted persons into the society at the end of their conviction. People in prison are individuals who grow up in our society and will be back in our society again after their conviction ends. That is why we should be sensitive to the problems of prisons. This course is intended to teach penalty of imprisonment, execution of pecuniary punishments, criminal execution institutions, system of criminal execution.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will learn purpose, notions and place of criminal execution law,
  • Will have information about the condition and enforcement authorities of criminal execution and the execution of imprisonment decisions,
  • Will comprehend nature, characteristic, types and execution of punishment,
  • Will understand the historical development of punishments restricting freedom and prisons,
  • Will have information about principals of execution of punishment restricting freedom, place of convicted, admission to criminal execution institutions, planning of criminal execution and classification of convicted.
  • Will have information about the system of criminal execution, loosening of execution, preparations to release and post-execution, security and order of security.
  • Will be capable of explaining the organization, system and supervision of criminal execution –suspension of criminal execution- , problematic subjects regarding to punishments restricting freedom and prisons.
Course Content Main subjects of this course are the purpose and fundamental notions of criminal execution. Subjects as the nature, charecteristic and types of punishment, legal structure, system of criminal eecution institutions, loosening of criminal execution, preparations to release will constitute the course content.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Criminal execution and notions of criminal excution, purpose, place of criminal execution, image of people in the criminal execution Related Parts of the Course Nots
2 Constitutional principals and principals of crime policy that shapes criminal execution Related Parts of the Course Nots
3 Condition and enforcement authority of criminal execution, execution of imprisonment decision Related Parts of the Course Nots
4 Nature, characteristic, types and execution of punishment Related Parts of the Course Nots
5 Historical development of punishments restricting freedom and prisons Related Parts of the Course Nots
6 Principals of execution of punishments restricting freedom and place of convicted Related Parts of the Course Nots
7 Admission to criminal execution institution, planning of execution and classification of convicted Related Parts of the Course Nots
8 Midterm Exam
9 System of criminal execution, loosening of criminal execution, preparations to release and post-execution Related Parts of the Course Nots
10 Security and order of security Related Parts of the Course Nots
11 Organization, system and supervision of criminal execution Related Parts of the Course Nots
12 Suspension of criminal execution, release on probation and reprieve Related Parts of the Course Nots
13 Problematic topics regarding to punishment restricting freedom and criminal execution institutions Related Parts of the Course Nots
14 Execution of security measures, supervised release Related Parts of the Course Nots
15 Movies about prison and prison visit Related Parts of the Course Nots
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks DEMİRBAŞ Timur, İnfaz Hukuku, 2.baskı, Seçkin yayıncılık, Ankara 2008.
References www.adalet.gov.tr

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
60
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
40
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
    Total
88

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law

X
2

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves

X
3

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written

X
4

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis

X
5

To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics

X
6

To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions

X
7

Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking

X
10

To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress

X
11

To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

X
12

Intermediate in both written and spoken of a second foreign language

X
13

Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law (“European Computer Driving License”, Advanced Level”)

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


 

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