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Criminal Law and Procedure (LLB130)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Examines the principles of criminal responsibility in Western Australia (primarily through the interpretation of the Criminal Code (WA)), aspects of the law relating to criminal procedure in Western Australia, and the social context within which criminal law operates. Homicide, nonfatal offences against the person and offences against property are covered. Defences such as mistake, insanity, intoxication, provocation and self defence are examined. Criminal Procedure topics include pre-trial procedures, trial procedures and sentencing.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
1. Identify and explain principles of criminal
law and procedure covered in the unit.
2. Apply legal problem solving skills to criminal law problems.
3. Respond to legal problem solving questions using appropriate legal communication skills for the task
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials/workshops: up to 10 hours per semester.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Tutorials will provide students with an opportunity to engage collectively with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments, will test students' understanding of criminal law and procedure and their ability to apply the law analytically and theoretically in a social context.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the LLB. Successful completion of LEG150 (prior to 2012) or LAW150 or BJU100 Australian Legal System OR concurrent enrolment in BJU100 Australian Legal System.
Exclusions Students who have completed LAW130 Criminal Law and Procedure may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: LAW130
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mrs Lorraine Finlay

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2976
e: L.Finlay@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.017 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mrs Lorraine Finlay

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2976
e: L.Finlay@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.017 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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