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Criminal Law and Procedure G (7481.4)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice



The areas examined include the: principles of criminal law of the State Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales defences; mental and physical elements of offences; and principles of criminal practice particularly the standard of proof, formation and role of the jury and the trial process.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of criminal law in Australian society; demonstrate an application of the common law principles and concepts of criminal law; demonstrate an understanding of the application of the principles of the criminal law as practised in the Australian Capital Territoryand New South Walesthrough the completion of problem solving examples;acquire and demonstrate basic level skills of legal reasoning and analysis, advocacy, legal research and writing, and problem solving.

Contact Hours

Forty hours intensive and online.


Completion of Legal Systems G or equivalent. Entry to the graduate law program.

Assumed Knowledge

Familiarity with the legal system, particularly the Australian system; understanding of judicial precedent and statutory interpretation and developed legal research skills.

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