CRIMINAL LAW, ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

LCR3ETA

2021

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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminars, assessment.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

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. Demonstrate knowledge of accountability mechanisms within institutions of criminal law
02. Identify ethical dilemmas involved in practices of criminal law and analyse various responses
03. Demonstrate an ability to critically assess ethical dilemmas and show appropriate cultural and ethical awareness of stakes involved
04. Evaluate scholarly and public debates on ethical dilemmas relevant in criminal law and accountability mechanisms

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

On Line Quizzes (500 word equivalent). Biweekly quizzes assessing students comprehension of readings and other teaching materials.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Mid-semester assessment (1000 word equivalent). Reflective essay that uses subject materials to reflect on assigned contemporary topic.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

End of semester assessment (2500 word equivalent). Take home exam where students answer small number of questions in essay format.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

On Line Quizzes (500 word equivalent). Biweekly quizzes assessing students comprehension of readings and other teaching materials.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Mid-semester assessment (1000 word equivalent). Reflective essay that uses subject materials to reflect on assigned contemporary topic.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

End of semester assessment (2500 word equivalent). Take home exam where students answer small number of questions in essay format.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4