• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Anthony Hopkins
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course introduces students to the sources of law which define general principles of criminal responsibility, and to a selection of substantive criminal offences and criminal defences as well as to criminal procedure. The substantive offences include assault, sexual assault, murder, manslaughter, and property offences, and the criminal defences include provocation and self-defence. Students will be exposed to common law sources as well as legislation and criminal codes where relevant. Basic legal theories of the criminal law will also be introduced. The lecture program will be supported by problem-solving tutorials aimed at enabling students to give legal advice as to criminal liability and the resolution of procedural problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Synthesise and apply the principles of criminal law and procedure covered in the course
  2. Synthesise and apply a range of legally specific research principles, methods, primary legal resources, and tools to the analysis of criminal law problems
  3. Work both independently and collaboratively, as required, to develop solutions to criminal law problems and present findings both orally and in writing to a range of audiences
  4. Evaluate the social, cultural and ethical effects of criminal law on society
  5. Reflect on policy and law reform in criminal law and contribute to debates

Indicative Assessment

  1. Multiple choice quiz (30) [LO 1,2]
  2. Coursework assessment (70) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

There will be 3 hours of lectures each week in weeks 1-2 and 2 hours of lectures each week in weeks 3-12. There will be a one hour tutorial in weeks 3-12.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Laws (ALLB, BLLBA) and have completed LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Preliminary Reading

Please consult the class summary.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4170
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2212 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 Online or In Person N/A

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