CRIMINAL LAW, ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

LCR3ETA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines ethical issues in criminal law and its institutions. It raises questions of to whom accountability is due, whether / when it is ethical to break the law, and what mechanisms there are for accountability. The subject is structured around a number of case studies such as knowledge acquisition in relation to crime and justice, wrongful convictions, and accountability in relation to institutional harm. After completing this course, students will be able to critically assess ethical dilemmas that may arise in the practices of criminal law and will have gained knowledge on different mechanisms of accountability.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites must be admitted to:LBCR;LBCRB; LZCRL;LZCRLB;LZCPY;LZCPYB; SZCYCR Must be admitted to: LBCR;LBCRB; LZCRL;LZCRLB;LZCPY;LZCPYB; SZCYCR and Complete 60CP#s of LCR/LST/LAW coded 60 CP's at level 1 and Complete 60CP#s of LCR/LST/LAW coded 60 CP's at level 2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of accountability mechanisms within institutions of criminal law

Activities:
Seminars, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify ethical dilemmas involved in practices of criminal law and analyse various responses

Activities:
Seminars, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate an ability to critically assess ethical dilemmas and show appropriate cultural and ethical awareness of stakes involved

Activities:
Seminars, assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Evaluate scholarly and public debates on ethical dilemmas relevant in criminal law and accountability mechanisms

Activities:
Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On Line Quizzes (500 word equivalent)Biweekly quizzes assessing students comprehension of readings and other teaching materials10 01, 02
Mid-semester assessment (1000 word equivalent)Reflective essay that uses subject materials to reflect on assigned contemporary topic40 01, 02, 03, 04
End of semester assessment (2500 word equivalent)Take home exam where students answer small number of questions in essay format50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
On Line Quizzes (500 word equivalent)Biweekly quizzes assessing students comprehension of readings and other teaching materials10 01, 02
Mid-semester assessment (1000 word equivalent)Reflective essay that uses subject materials to reflect on assigned contemporary topic40 01, 02, 03, 04
End of semester assessment (2500 word equivalent)Take home exam where students answer small number of questions in essay format50 01, 02, 03, 04