CRIMINAL LAW POLICY AND REFORM

LAW3CLP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Criminal Law Policy and Reform provides law students with the opportunity to explore cutting-edge policy and law reform issues in the area of criminal law. Good lawyers do not merely know what the law is and how to apply it to facts; they also understand how and why the law changes and are able to help shape legal change. This subject is designed to develop students' understanding and skills in these respects. Students critically examine a range of topics in criminal law in which policy debates and/or law reform efforts have recently featured, such as hate crimes, cyberbullying, drug law reform, euthanasia, and terrorism, among others. Assessment tasks are modelled on real world examples of policy development and law reform documents.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites(LCR1CLC OR LAW1CRL) AND (LCR1ALS OR LAW1LIM)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. By the end of this subject, students will be able to create academic work that shows an ability to follow instructions that maintains academic integrity.
02. By the end of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the debates and processes involved in criminal law policy development and law reform.
03. By the end of this subject, students will be able to write assignments that analyse and critique criminal law policy using well-developed legal research skills.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Analytical assignment - 450 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Research assignment - 2700 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Take-home examination - 1350 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3