After completion of this course, the student should know the role of substantive criminal law and how it is different from other related courses. 

The student should also  know the role of criminal law and criminal procedure in a democratic society, including basic concepts such as the principle of legality and its consequences. 

Furthermore,  the student should understand the structure of crimes, their penalties, and the causes  affecting the criminal responsibility, such as defenses, mitigating circumstances and mitigating circumstances.