PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW

LAW1CRL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine key aspects of the substantive criminal law. Students will analyse the basic concepts and principles in the criminal law such as the onus and standard of proof, evidentiary and persuasive burdens, objective and subjective tests, and principles of offence classification. Students will then focus on developing skills in applying the law to factual scenarios so as to provide legal advice. The subject deals with substantive topics including homicide, non-fatal offences against the person, sexual offences, and offences against property. This subject, in conjunction with Evidence and Criminal Procedure, meets the requirements of the Council of Legal Education for admission to practice in Victoria in the area of Criminal Law and Procedure.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws degree LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW3CRM, LAW2CRM, LCR1CLC

Equivalent subjects LAW2CRM

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious online materials will be prescribed, accessible at no cost by enrolled students.PrescribedvariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the structure of a range of criminal offences and their underlying general principles.

Activities:
Small group and whole group discussions in seminars.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Compose a clear and informed legal opinion, involving the identification and application of relevant laws, in answer to problems raising a range of criminal law issues

Activities:
Small group and whole group discussions in seminars. Mid-semester and final examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate well-developed skills in problem analysis, logical argumentation, effective communication, and the interpretation of statutory provisions and case law.

Activities:
Small group and whole group discussions in seminars. Online Quiz. Mid-semester and final examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Work co-operatively in small teams to produce joint work.

Activities:
Small group and whole group discussions in seminars. Mid-semester examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid Semester Take Home Exam (1250 word equivalent)34 01, 02, 03, 04
Final examination 2 hr (2000 word equivalent)53 01, 02, 03
Three Online Quizzes (500 word equivalent)20 questions each worth 5% due Weeks 3,9,1213 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Mid Semester Take Home Exam (1250 word equivalent)34 01, 02, 03, 04
Final examination 2 hr (2000 word equivalent)53 01, 02, 03
Three Online Quizzes (500 word equivalent)20 questions each worth 5% due Weeks 3,9,1213 03