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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 2030

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
155381

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

This course provides students with sound understanding of substantive Australian criminal law and criminal procedure.  It provides an overview of the scope of the criminal law and the way in which the law criminalises certain conduct. The course also examines pre-trial and trial processes to gain an understanding of the way in which substantive criminal law is put into practice by the police, practitioners and judiciary.

Course content

1. Theory of Criminal Law
2. Elements of the Offence
3. Offences Against the Person
4. Homicide
5. Offences of Dishonesty
6. General Defences: Self-Defence, Duress and Necessity
7. Mental Incompetence and Intoxication
8. Attempts, Accessories and Joint Enterprise Liability
9. Pretrial Processes: Arrest, Search and Bail
10. Trial Processes: Classification of Offences, Trial on Indictment, Summary Proceedings

Textbook(s)

Caruso D, Buth R, Heath M, Leader-Elliott I, Leader-Elliott P, Naffine N, Plater D & Toole K 2016, South Australian Criminal Law and Procedure, 2nd, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood N.S.W.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1016 Foundations of Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Test n/a 15% 1 hour
Assignment 1500 words 30% n/a
Examination n/a 55% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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