Subject details

On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the criminal law and procedure
  2. critically evaluate the criminal law as well as the institutions that create, administer and interpret the law and identify areas of reform
  3. analyse complex problems relating to the criminal law and procedure to generate appropriate responses.
    • Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
    • The Criminal Process: investigation, arrest and sentencing
    • The Criminal Process: bail, pre-trial, trial and appeal procedures
    • Assault
    • Murder
    • Manslaughter
    • Sexual Offences
    • Defences
    • Theft and other Property Offences
    • Attempts
    • Complicity
    • Review and revision
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is an examination of the principles and elements of the criminal law. The subject examines the requirements for criminal liabiliity, the offences of homicide and assault, sexual offences, property offences, the law of attempts and complicity in crime, criminal defences and procedural aspects of the criminal law. Students will develop an appreciation of the substantive criminal law and procedural aspects such as classification of offences, process to compel appearance, bail, preliminary examination and trial of indictable offences.

  • Discussion Board (30%)
  • Brief to counsel (20%)
  • Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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