law5ccp canadian criminal law



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject is intended to introduce students to substantive and procedural aspects of Canadian criminal law. This subject builds on the foundation of knowledge about common law concepts and principles acquired in Criminal Law and Procedure A and B. It focuses on the distinctive provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada and their interpretation, and also on the role of the Canadian Charter Rights and Freedoms. The coverage of specific topics mirrors that in the compulsory subjects on Criminal Law and Procedure in Canadian law schools. There will be an introduction to criminal procedure followed by more in-depth analysis of issues in substantive criminal law.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into: LMJD - Juris Doctor LMLGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LML - Master of Laws LMCL - Master of Commercial Law LMLAW - Master of Laws; OR have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCanadian Criminal LawRecommendedVariousn/ a
ReadingsCriminal Law and Procedure Cases and MaterialsRecommendedK. Roach, B. Berger, P. Healy and J. StribopoulosEmond Montgomery, latest edition

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced level of theoretical knowledge of the core principles of Canadian criminal law, as applied to the topics examined in the subject.

Lectures, class discussion, oral advocacy and examination.

02. Understand the complex moral, philosophical and legal basis of Canadian criminal law and how the various procedural elements examined in the subject fit together

Lectures, class discussion, oral advocacy and examination.

03. Exercise the critical analysis skills to explore and understand the complex interaction between the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the criminal law.

Lectures, class discussion, oral advocacy and examination.

04. Apply advanced creative, cognitive and collaborative skills to produce and communicate a persuasive and balanced legal argument, as applied to topics examined in this subject.

Lectures, class discussion, oral advocacy and examination.

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