ISSUES IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW : FRAUD, SMUGGLING AND TERRORISM

LAW3FCL

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

While much of the criminal law in Australia is State-based, the federal criminal jurisdiction is ever-expanding. In this subject student will gain a solid grounding in this increasingly important part of the work of Australian criminal lawyers. You will explore a range of important Australian federal criminal offences, including: fraud offences (covering white collar and corporate crime as well as social security offences), smuggling and cross-border offences (including customs and drug importation offences, people smuggling and migration offences), terrorism and war crimes, and human servitude and exploitation offences. The subject will also cover the constitutional basis of federal criminal law, the general principles of criminal responsibility in Chapter 2 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code, and federal sentencing.




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SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1CRL and (LAW1LIM OR LCR1CSS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and summarise a range of key principles of Australian federal criminal law.

Activities:
Discussion and debates, policy and problem solving exercises and demonstrations, and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Assess and critique a range of existing Australian federal criminal laws, and to propose and defend reforms to those laws.

Activities:
Discussion and debates, policy and problem solving exercises and demonstrations, and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Compose a legal advice by applying existing Australian federal criminal laws to new fact situations in order to predict the likely legal outcome.

Activities:
Discussion and debates, policy and problem solving exercises and demonstrations, and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case analysis task (750 words).Students will objectively analyse a decision of a higher court, chosen from options provided by the subject co-ordinator. Individual assessment15 01
Critical assignment on policy or law reform issue (1750 words)Students will write either an essay or law reform submission, in which they critically assess a policy or law reform issue and argue for a specific recommended resolution to that issue. Individual assessment40 01, 02
Problem solving assignment (2000 words)Students will write a legal advice in response to a given fictional scenario, in which they assess the strength of a client's legal position. Individual assessment45 01, 02, 03