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Break into criminal law as you cover burden of proof, identification of actus reus and mens rea, relevant statute and case law. Learn to interpret legislation, identify elements of the offence, and ultimately give persuasive legal arguments.
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- 23 Oct 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
Distinguish substantive criminal law from procedural law, and demonstrate knowledge of selected elements of criminal procedure;
demonstrate knowledge of the general principles and doctrines of criminal law including relevant statute and case law;
interpret criminal law legislation, and identify the elements of statutory offences;
critically analyse and consolidate the relevant criminal law to provide persuasive legal arguments and solutions to fact-based criminal law problems; and
communicate knowledge and analytic skills using appropriate conventions of academic writing.
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You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
- UNE-LAW161-Criminal Law (No longer available)
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:
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)
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass UNE-LAW100 and UNE-LSU100 subjects. 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 receive a satisfactory result for UNE-LAW100 and UNE-LSU100.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lecture and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
- Software requirements - 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 provides you with a comprehensive introduction to substantive criminal law as well as an introduction to the key elements of criminal procedure. After completing this subject, you will be able to identify the essential elements of an offence and of selected defences and apply the general principles of the criminal law. You will understand the distinction between substantive and procedural law as well as the procedural framework that applies to criminal law, with opportunities to apply your knowledge and critical thinking skills to analyse a variety of criminal law issues. This subject meets the Priestley requirements for criminal law and procedure.
Online Quiz: 500 words (approx). Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-4 Written Assessment: 2000 words (approx). Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-5 Open Book Examination: 2 hours 15 minutes. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1-5 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Online Quiz (10%)
- Open Book Examination (50%)
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