Faculty Profiles

Mark Greenberg

Mark Greenberg

Professor of Law
Professor of Philosophy
B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1982
J.D. UC Berkeley-Boalt Hall, 1985
B.Phil. University of Oxford, 1990
D.Phil. University of Oxford, 2000
UCLA Faculty Since 2004

LAW 120 - Criminal Law I

This course covers selected topics in substantive criminal law: principles underlying the definition of crime such as the requirements of actus reus and mens rea and general doctrines such as ignorance of fact and ignorance of law, causation, attempt, complicity and conspiracy. Principles of justification and excuse are examined with particular attention to the doctrines of necessity, intoxication, insanity, diminished capacity and automatism. The substantive offense of homicide is extensively reviewed, and from time to time other offenses such as theft. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the basic theory of the criminal law and the relationship between doctrines and the various justifications for imposition of punishment.