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THE TAMIL NADU NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI

SECOND YEAR IV SEMESTER


B.A., LL.B. (HONS.) DEGREE COURSE
LAW OF CRIMES

Object of the Course


Crime and Punishment has been the one of the most important task
of rule of law of the State. This course is designed with a prime
object to familiarize students with the principles of criminal liability
and other concepts of substantive criminal law
Unit- I Introduction
a) Charactertics of Criminal Law; what is crime?
b) Constituent Elements of Crime:-
Mens Rea and Actus Reus ; Conception of crime, stages of crime (including
S.511)
c) Extent and operation of Indian Penal code. Intra- Territorial & Extra
Territorial jurisdiction. ( S.2, S.3 & S.4)
d) General explanations:
Public servant(S.21) wrongful gain, wrongful Loss(S.23), valuable
securities(S.30), Harbour(S.52A).
e) Group Liability- Common intention (S.34), Common Object (S.149),
Criminal Conspiracy (S.120B), Abetment (S.107), Unlawful Assembly
(S.141), Rioting (S.146), Affray(S.159).

Unit- II General Defenses


a) Mistake(S.76), Accident(S.80), Infancy(S.82), Insanity(S.84),
Intoxication(S.85), Consent(S.90),Good faith (S.89)
b) Offences against the State- Waging War against Government of
India((S.121)- Sedition(S.124.A)
c) Giving false evidence(S.191), fabricating false evidence(S.195)
d) Death penalty- life imprisonment(S.53)
e) Right of Private Defence (S.96-106)

Unit- III Offences against Human body


a) Culpable Homicide(S.299), Murder(S.300), Attempt Murder(S.307),Attempt
to commit suicide(S.309)- Abetment of suicide punishable as a offence and
its constitutionality (S.306).
b) Hurt (S.319), Grievous Hurt (S.320), Wrongful Restraint (S.338), Wrongful
Confinement (S.340)

c) Causing death by Rash and Negligent Act(S.304.A)


d) Death caused by consent of the deceased, euthanasia and surgical operations
constitutionality (S.300 Exception 5) .
e) Kidnapping (S.359) and Abduction (S.362) & POCSO Act( 2012).

Unit- IV Offences against Women


a) Dowry Death (S.304.B), out raging the Modesty of women(S.354 A,B,C &
D), Acid Attack (S.326 A&B).
b) Rape, - New Dimentions Unnatural offences and its new developments
change of law Evidence and Procedure J. S. Varma Commission Report
and Law (S.375, S.376 A,B,C,D &E & S.377).
c) Cruelty (S.498.A) and offences relating to Marriage(S.493-498)
d) Obscenity (S.292, 293 & 294) Offences against Public Morality and
Religion- Indecent Representation of women (Prohibition) Act (1986).
e) Production of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2005).
f) The Tamil Nadu prohibition of Harassment of Women Act 1998(T.N. Act
44 of 1998).

Unit- V Offences against Property


a) Theft(S.378), Extortion(S.383), Robbery(S.390) and Dacoity(S.391)
b) Criminal misappropriation (S.403)and Criminal Breach of Trust(S.405).
c) Cheating (S.415), , Cheating by personation (S.420) ,Mischief(S.425)
d) Forgery(S.463 ) & Making of false document (S.464)
e) Criminal Intimidation (S.503,504,505,507,508 & 509).

Books:

Batuk Lal, Commentary on the INDIAN PENAL CODE 1860 (The Law of Crimes,3rd edition, 2014

Card,Coss and Jones ,Criminal Law,Oxford 21s edition 2008

C.K. Thakker (Rev.), Ratan Lal & Dhiraj Lals Indian Penal Code,LexisNexis, 33rd edition 2016

K.D.Gaur, Cases and Material, LexisNexis, 8th edition, 2016

K.D.Gaur, Textbook on Penal Code ,Universal Publicaion,Fifth edition ,2015

K.N.C. Pillai & Shabistan Aquil (Rev.), Essays on the Indian Penal Code(The Indian Law Institute,
2005

Justice M.A.Khan Commentaries on the Indian Penal Code 2002

PSA Pillais Criminal Law,LexisNexis, 12th edition, 2014

Ram Jethmalani & D.S. Chopra The Indian Penal Code - A Concise Commentary 2017

R.C. Nigam, Law of Crimes in India (Vol. I) (1965)

Smith and Hogans Criminal Law,Oxford, 13tth edition, 2012

S.N.Mishra,Indian Penal Code Central Law Publications; Twentieth edition (2016)