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LA2017 - Principles of Criminal Law A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

Principles of criminal responsibility; aims of the criminal law; criminal procedure including the classification of offences; jurisdiction; summary proceedings; trial of indictable offences; homicide; causation; partial defences; non fatal offences against the person and related defences.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine the basis of criminal responsibility;
  • introduce the tools of analysis used in criminal law;
  • teach the essentials of criminal procedure;
  • attain familiarity with the offence of homicide, non fatal offences against the person and related defences.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1005

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mr Luke Neal.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (30%).

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