• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Wendy Kukulies-Smith
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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, whilst 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. Identify, explain and apply the principles of criminal law covered in the course;
  2. Access, use, interpret and apply complex statutory material to solve criminal law problems
  3. Select and apply a range of approaches to written and oral communication, and apply the critical thinking required to bring about solutions to complex criminal law problems and/or issues in the context of individual and collaborative problem solving.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Multiple choice quiz (30) [LO 1]
  2. Invigilated Exam (70) [LO null]

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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 (LLB, LLB(H)) and have completed LAWS1201 Foundations of Australian Law.

Prescribed Texts


Simon Bronitt and Bernadette McSherry, Principles of Criminal Law (4th Edition, Pyrmont: Thomson Reuters LawBook Co, 2017). ISBN 9780455237909


RN Howie and PA Johnson, Annotated Criminal Legislation New South Wales 2018- 2019 edition (Lexis Nexis, updated yearly). ISBN 9780409349320



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
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
2223 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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