PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LAW

LAW1CRL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will examine k 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-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSmall group and whole group discussions in seminars, online quiz, and mid-semester and final examinations.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and Admission into: LBLX; LVLGE; LVLGEB; LVLUE; LVLUEB; LWLA; LWLAC; LWLAS; LWLAT; LWLATB; LWLBUSB; LWLBUS; LWLE; LWLEC; LWLEE; LWLF; LWLFI; LWLINT; LWLIR; LWLM; LWLMC; LWLPY; LWLPYB; LWLSC; LWLSCB; LZCOML; LZCRL; LZCRLB; LWLBM; LWLPPE; LWCOML; LWLWA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLCR1CLC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the structure of a range of criminal offences and their underlying general principles.
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
03. Demonstrate well-developed skills in problem analysis, logical argumentation, effective communication, and the interpretation of statutory provisions and case law.
04. Work co-operatively in small teams to produce joint work.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid Semester Take Home Exam (1250 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Final examination 2 hr (2000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on team work (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO3

Team assignment - Case brief presentation (350 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Henderson

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid Semester Take Home Exam (1250 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Final examination 2 hr (2000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Individual reflection on team work (500 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO3

Team assignment - Case brief presentation (350 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo10 SILO3, SILO4