Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3 hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
733510 Legal Method and Reasoning; 733511 Principles of Public Law; 733512 Torts; 733513 Obligations; 733514 Dispute Resolution.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jeremy Gans
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
There are many ways in which to construct the field of criminal law: it is related to public law in as much as it concerns the relation between the state and the citizen in democratic societies; it is related to the law of obligations (contracts and torts) but is concerned with public rather than private obligations; and it is related to legal theory in as much as it concerns the nature of the law that attributes responsibility. With this in mind, the field of criminal law is typically divided into substantive criminal law (the definition, prohibition and regulation of criminal activity by law) and criminal procedure (the processes, rules and principles of law governing the institutions of investigation, prosecution, trial and appeal within criminal jurisdictions). The central question is thus the question of attribution of responsibility.
The specific topics covered include:
Throughout each of these specific topics, the approach is to study the theories, principles and practices of criminal law and procedure.
On completion of the subject, students should have a clear understanding of the following specific areas:
*Redeemable assessment: the mark for the syndicate task will only be counted if it is higher (as a percentage of total marks available) then the mark for the exam. Otherwise, the exam will count for 100% of the assessment.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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