ISSUES IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW : FRAUD, SMUGGLING AND TERRORISM

LAW3FCL

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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.

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 ActivitiesDiscussion and debates, policy and problem solving exercises and demonstrations, and case studies

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW1CRL AND (LCR1CSS 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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain and summarise a range of key principles of Australian federal criminal law.
02. Assess and critique a range of existing Australian federal criminal laws, and to propose and defend reforms to those laws.
03. Compose a legal advice by applying existing Australian federal criminal laws to new fact situations in order to predict the likely legal outcome.

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