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Criminal Process (9015.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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    This unit is concerned with the role of criminal law in the regulation of social order and the administration of the criminal justice sector.
    It provides an introductory understanding of criminal law and criminal processes. Students will gain a basic understanding of the principles of criminal law, including the principles of criminal responsibility and the processes used to prosecute a criminal charge and the criminal justice system actors involved.
    Students will gain an awareness of the most common criminal law problems and how criminal cases are processed.
    The unit will discuss the intersection of criminal law with civil law remedies.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. describe the scope, nature and content of criminal law in the Australian legal system;

    2. identify and apply the basic principles of the criminal law;

    3. explain the role that the criminal law plays in social regulation;

    4. describe the roles played by justice sector actors in administering the criminal justice system;

    5. identify the different pathways that exist for the disposal of criminal cases.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    2 - 3 hours per week.


    6602 Legal Systems or equivalent.



    Assumed Knowledge

    Basic understanding of the Australian legal system.

    Incompatible Units

    7025 Criminal Law and Procedure

    Equivalent Units


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