1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1a Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
1c Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
1d Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1e Admission into BLAWS-Bachelor of Laws
1f Admission into BLLAW-Bachelor of Laws
1g Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1h Admission into BLLAWFP-Bachelor of Laws - City Campus
1i Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus
1j Admission into CLAWBU-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business - City Campus
1k Admission into CLAWIR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science - City Campus
1l Admission into CLAWIT-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Information Technology - City Campus
1m Admission into CLAWAC-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting - City Campus
1n Admission into CLAWCR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology - City Campus
1o Admission into CLAWHIR-B Laws (Hons)/B Intl Relations and Political Science
1p Admission into CLAWHIT-B Laws (Hons)/B Information Technology
1q Admission into CLAWHAC-B Laws (Hons)/B Accounting
1r Admission into CLAWHCR-B Laws (Hons)/B Criminology
1s Admission into CLAWHBU-B Laws (Hons)/B Business
2 ^ 1 of LLAW1312, LLAW1211
3 Admission into DIPLAW-Diploma in Laws
3a Admission into DIPLAWFP-Diploma in Laws - City Campus
4 ^ 1 of LLAW1312, LLAW1211
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s) and 2) or ((3 or 3a) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of LLAW1212, LLAW1222 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Examination(s), Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic addresses the definitions of crime, the elements of criminal offences and the aims of the criminal law. This topic will cover criminal procedure as well as range of offences that include causing harm, homicide and defences, offences of strict and absolute liability, property offences and other such topics that may include sexual offences, 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.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • Identify, explain and apply central concepts and doctrines of criminal law

  • Generate an environment in which students can reach critical comprehension of the strengths and weaknesses of criminal law and reflect on the operation of criminal law

  • 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 foundational skill development in case reading and statutory interpretation

  • Meet the Priestley admission requirements as they relate to criminal law.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify, explain and apply the definitions of crime, elements of crime and the aims of criminal law to problem questions

  2. Identify and describe elements of criminal procedure

  3. Apply foundational principles of case reading and statutory interpretation in the context of criminal law

  4. Identify relevant authority and apply appropriate facts to problem-based questions related to criminal law

  5. Communicate their understanding of criminal law and procedure in written.