Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Criminal Law and Procedure; or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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.
The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Peter Rush
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
This subject provides students with an opportunity to study in depth current topics of criminal law in the Australian and international criminal justice systems. Specific topics will vary from year to year and students will be able to select research topics from across the full range of criminal law doctrines, institutions and theories. Topics will be chosen from both Australian criminal law and international criminal law. The topics will also be chosen from specific doctrines (eg intoxication, dangerousness, complicity), specific crimes (eg stalking, sexual assault, genocide, torture), specific institutions (eg specialist courts such as koori courts and drug courts; eg the international criminal court), and specific traditions and styles of criminal jurisprudence (eg common law; eg legislative).
The subject has two main aims:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Printed materials will be available from the Melbourne Law School.
Students will be advised to consult the following two texts when beginning their research on specific topics:
|Breadth Options:|| |
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:
|Notes:||The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing for honours purposes.|
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