Criminal Law and Procedure (11279.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify, explain and critically analyse the principles and practice of criminal law in NSW and the ACT. Areas covered may include the mental and physical elements of offences, the standard of proof, the trial process, specific offences, defences and sentencing; and
2. Use legal research, problem-solving, writing and advocacy skills to apply principles of criminal law to solve legal problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
This is a Priestley 11 unit required for professional admission as a legal practitioner. The curriculum requirements for each Priestley unit are set out in the LACC Model Admission Rules 2015 and the LACC Redrafted Prescribed Areas of Knowledge 2015.
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course. Students must have passed or be enrolled in 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
Equivalent units7025 Criminal Law and Procedure
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Tony Krone|
John Anderson et al. Criminal Law Perspectives: From Principles to Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
Brown et al, Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process in New South Wales (Federation Press, 7th ed, 2020)
Howie & Johnson, Annotated Criminal Legislation in New South Wales 2018-2019 (Lexis Nexis)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
As this course is a threshold requirement for admission to legal practice, all law students are required to submit and attempt all assessment items to be eligible to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to listen to online lectures and participate in their allocated online or face-to-face workshops.
Required IT skills
Word processing and Canvas skills.
This unit may involve online sessions in real-time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real-time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves simulation of a professional task - providing legal advice