- Code LAWS8310
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course deals with federal criminal law in Australia. It introduces students to the principles of criminal responsibility under the Commonwealth Criminal Code (Criminal Code Act 1995) and a range of offences under the Code, such as terrorism and security-related offences, theft, fraud and bribery offences, drugs, cybercrime and telecommunications offences.
The course will be of benefit to lawyers, law enforcement officers and others interested in the expanding scope and application of federal criminal law in Australia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The main learning outcomes for this course are;
- to give students a thorough and systematic knowledge of principles of criminal responsibility under the Commonwealth Criminal Code;
- to enable students to draft/interpret federal criminal offences and to understand their likely application in criminal proceedings;
- to give students familiarity with particular areas of substantive federal criminal law, such as terrorism and security-related offences, theft, fraud and bribery offences, drugs, cybercrime and telecommunications offences; and
- to allow students to reflect critically on the expanding scope of federal criminal law.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Assessment is likely to consist of:
- A major two-part research essay of between 6,000 and 8,000 words
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26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.