PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW

LAW1CRL

2015

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. The subject deals with substantive topics including homicide, non-fatal offences against the person, sexual offences, offences against property, and complicity. This subject, in conjunction with Criminal Procedure and Evidence, 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 LAW1LIM or co-requisite for students enrolled in LVLGE or LVLGEB or LVLG or LVLGB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW3CRM, LAW2CRM

Equivalent subjects LAW2CRM

Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws or pre-2006 Bachelor of Legal Studies

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious online materials will be prescribed, accessible at no cost by enrolled studentsPrescribedn/an/a

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Seminars and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

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:
Seminars and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Seminars and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Seminars and mid-semester exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

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*
End of semester examination (2.5 hours)70 01, 02, 03
Mid-semester examination (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

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*
End of semester examination (2.5 hours)70 01, 02, 03
Mid-semester examination (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04