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.
- What is crime and the administration of criminal proceedings?
- Initiation of criminal proceedings
- Detention after arrest, police questioning, bail and legal aid
- The trial, committals and charge negotiations
- Sentencing and appeals
- Principles of criminal liability
- Property offences
- Public order offences
- Defences I
- Defences II
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.|
- John Devereux and Meredith Blake, 2013, Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia, 8th, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409331981.
- Michael Eburn, Roderick Howie Paul Sattler, 2014, Criminal Law and Procedure in NSW, 4th, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409334647.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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