Criminal Law and Process

LAW10024 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Aims and objectives

This unit aims to enable students, through the study of cases, statutes and other material, to acquire an understanding of, and competence in, Victorian criminal law and procedure. The unit introduces students to the key principles of criminal law, including the content of criminal offences and defences to these offences. The unit explores the procedure relating to the criminal justice system including commencement of criminal proceedings, search, seizure, forensic procedures, police questioning, bail and the machinery of the prosecution, trial and sentencing.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify the elements of a crime and any applicable defences
2. Locate, interpret, evaluate and apply Victorian legislation relevant to criminal law and procedure
3. Apply common law and statutory provisions to factual situations to effectively advise clients of their criminal liability
4. Conduct research relating to criminal law and procedure and use the results of that research
5. Work efficiently and effectively with other people to develop coherent solutions to problems