1 x 50-minute lecture weekly 1 x 110-minute workshop weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BLAWLP-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice 1a Admission into BLAWLPG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) 1b Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice 1c Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) 1d Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) 1e Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours) 1f Admission into BJSLP-Bachelor of Justice and Society (Law Pathway) 1g Admission into BLSLP-Bachelor of Law and Society (Law Pathway) 2 ^ 1 of LLAW1211, LLAW1101 3 Admission into BJS-Bachelor of Justice and Society 3a Admission into BLS-Bachelor of Law and Society 4 Admission into BJS-LAWP-BJS Law Pathway Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g) and 2) or ((3 or 3a) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of LLAW1104, LLAW1323 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Online quiz; Examination 50%.
Principles of Criminal Law and Procedure [Statutory Interpretation I] is designed to provide an introduction to definitions of crime, the elements of criminal offences and the aims of the criminal law while also providing foundational skills in statutory interpretation. It provides a selective treatment of the elements of criminal procedure as well as a range of selected offences, together with Issues in Criminal Law, that include assault, homicide and defences, offences of strict and absolute liability, property offences, sexual offences and other such topics that may include attempts, complicity and fraud. Problem-based questions are employed to build skills in case reading, critical analysis, statutory interpretation and, importantly, the application of legal rules to factual situations.
This topic is designed to:
provide a clear and structured understanding of central concepts and doctrines in criminal law
generate an environment in which students can reach a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the operation of the criminal law in social context
provide a structured environment in which students can acquire and strengthen skills in the construction and communication of written and oral argument, public speaking, statutory interpretation, case reading and the application of legal rules to practical situations relevant to criminal law
provide and promote a foundational understanding in statutory interpretation to construe legislation and determine its applicability in given contexts
meet, in conjunction with Issues in Criminal Law, the Priestley admission requirements as they relate to criminal law
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will:
have a sound basic understanding of the definitions of crime, elements of crime and the aims of criminal law
have a sound basic understanding of elements of criminal procedure
be able to understand and apply foundational principles of statutory interpretation
be able to identify relevant authority and apply appropriate facts to problem-based questions related to criminal law
be able to communicate their understanding of criminal law and procedure in written form
meet the Priestley admission requirements as they relate to Criminal Law
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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