Provides students with an introduction to the principles of criminal law which includes a discussion of the application of these principles in respect of major crimes, and the procedures with which these crimes are prosecuted and defended.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of general principles of criminal responsibility.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate a working knowledge of the process by which charges are brought before the criminal courts and identify the personnel and agencies in the criminal process.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply legal problem solving methodology to resolve legal problems and justify a conclusion.||Creativity|
|4||learn and work independently within broad parameters.||Lifelong learning|
|5||analyse and report on legal issues in practice.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||identify the uses and limitations of criminal law in society.|
- Howie, RN & Johnson, PA, 2014, Annotated Criminal Legislation New South Wales, 2014–2015 edn, LEXISNEXIS. ISBN: 9780409338409.
- Shannahan, MJ, Ryan, S, Rafter, A, Costanzo, J & Hoare, A, 2014, Carter's Criminal Law of Queensland, 20th edn, LEXISNEXIS. ISBN: 9780409338317.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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