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LA4010 - Advanced Criminal Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject is designed for students seeking a deep understanding of the limitations of the criminal law as a form of social control and is particularly suited for students intending to practise in the field of criminal law. It explores theoretical and practical aspects of the criminal law and the criminal justice system and builds on the foundations laid in second year Criminal Law subject. Specific issues will include some of the following: Police powers and responsibilities; the criminal law reform agenda; fundamental concepts in the criminal law; indigenous issues relating to criminal law; mental condition defences in the criminal law; criminal procedure. The subject will be taught on a seminar basis and there is a heavy emphasis on self-directed student learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide students with a deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the criminal law;
  • Examine critically the operation of key aspects of the criminal justice system.
Prerequisites: (LA2017 or LA1005) and (LA2018 or LA1004)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Malcolm Barrett.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Malcolm Barrett.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.