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Criminal Law and Procedure
Undergraduate | USA-LAWS1022 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
Criminal Law and Procedure
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Apply the process of establishing guilt in a real-world situation.
- Analyse the essential elements of an offence, focusing on issues of onus of proof and criminal responsibility.
- Discuss the scope and reach of the modern criminal law in Australia and other common law jurisdictions by reviewing areas of criminal activity.
- Express understanding of the criminal trial process by reviewing the major milestones in a criminal investigation and prosecution, and the roles played by the police, prosecution, and defence counsel.
- You’ll study the following topics:
- Offences, police powers, court process, and advocacy
- Elements of the offence
- Offences of dishonesty
- Offences against the person
- Sexual offences
- Attempts and liability of accessories and joint principals
In this course you’ll develop an understanding of criminal law and procedure in Australia, and the way in which conduct is criminalised. You’ll learn about the onus and burden of proof, the criminal law in practice, as well as legal practitioners and the court system. Develop your knowledge of the criminal trial process and analyse case studies to apply the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the course.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Case study (50%)
- Invigilated Examination (50%)
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