Advanced Criminal Law
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts and complex issues in criminal law, including legal frameworks, policy objectives, collateral impacts and the normative, practical and implementation challenges of criminal law policy;
- critically analyse, and normatively evaluate criminal law in context taking into account a range of perspectives, the policy-making environment, including the media and a range of institutional and socio-cultural pressures;
- use advanced communication and creative and cognitive skills to persuasively communicate complex arguments relating to criminal law and policy; and
- demonstrate legal research skills, initiative, professional judgement and analytic skills to produce clear and coherent written communications on issues relating to criminal law and law reform.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law, or UNE-LAW171-Law of Contract I, or UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II and UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia, or UNE-LAW270-Interviewing for Advocacy and UNE-LAW301-Succession and UNE-LAW131-Torts Law and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW161-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW312-Criminal and Civil Procedure and UNE-LAW270-Interviewing for Advocacy, or UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject builds on students' existing knowledge of criminal law by exploring a selection of challenging issues in criminal law, including their legal, social and policy-making context. The subject content varies from year to year in order to respond to current issues such as new legislation, major court decisions and law reform reports.
Essay: 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Reflection Assignment: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4 Online critical interaction: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
- Essay (60%)
- Reflection Assignment (20%)
- Online critical interaction (20%)