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LA2018 - Principles of Criminal Law B

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

Selected offences including: certain offences against the person; property offences; drug offences; sexual offences and related defences. Other topics covered include secondary liability and inchoate offences.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant statutory based offences, excuses and defences and the approach of the courts to their interpretation;
  • develop a general knowledge and understanding of some of the theories and concepts that underpin the criminal law;
  • reflect upon the values and assumptions inherent in the criminal law, and the impact/implications of that law on individuals and Australian society;
  • students will enhance and develop the following skills: Locating primary and secondary legal sources and the extraction and critical evaluation of the principles that emanate from those sources; the application of statutory interpretation and the doctrine of precedent; legal problem solving; the application of knowledge to respond to a range of legal scenarios; the ability to critically analyse the criminal law; the ability to research primary and secondary sources relevant to criminal law; and the improvement of written and oral communication skills, in particular formal legal writing.

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:
LA1004

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); presentations (10%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
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%).

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.