CRIMINAL LAW FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS

LCR1CLC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed for criminology students to develop a critical understanding of the key aspects of contemporary criminal law. This includes the general structure of criminal offences, as well as some specific and selected offences, including homicide. The course also develops students' understanding of criminal process and procedure through the lenses of key institutions such as the courts, police, and juries.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTom Andrews

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAssessment, Quizzes, Seminars, Examination

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into LBCR /LBCRB - Bachelor of Criminology LZCRL/LZCRLB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LZCPY/LZCPYB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science SZCYCR Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology

Co-requisitesLCR1ALS OR LAW1LIM

Incompatible subjectsLAW1CRL

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 basic structure of a criminal offence
02. Demonstrate basic skills in interpretation of statutory provisions and case law.
03. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the different institutions and actors within the criminal justice system and their interaction.
04. Evaluate problems within criminal law and criminal justice system.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom Andrews

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Seminar Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester assessment (1800 words) Mid-semester report submitted via LMS.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

End of semester examination (2000 words) Take home examination released and submitted during the examination period.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Quizzes (500 words per student) LMS administered multiple choice quizzes during semester.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom Andrews

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester assessment (1800 words) Mid-semester report submitted via LMS.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

End of semester examination (2000 words) Take home examination released and submitted during the examination period.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Quizzes (500 words per student) LMS administered multiple choice quizzes during semester.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2