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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of general principles of criminal responsibility.|
|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.|
|3||apply legal problem solving methodology to resolve legal problems and justify a conclusion.|
|4||learn and work independently within broad parameters.|
|5||analyse and report on legal issues in practice.|
|6||identify the uses and limitations of criminal law in society.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of general principles of criminal responsibility.
- 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.
- apply legal problem solving methodology to resolve legal problems and justify a conclusion.
- learn and work independently within broad parameters.
- analyse and report on legal issues in practice.
- identify the uses and limitations of criminal law in society.
- Devereux, J & Blake, M, 2016, Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia, 9th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409339796.
- Howie, R, Sattler, P & Hood, M, 2019, Criminal Law and Procedure in NSW, 6th edn, LexisNexis, Australia. ISBN: 9780409350265.
Teaching and assessment
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