LAW4113 - Current problems in criminal law 406
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Law
Leader(s): Dale Smith
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Topics will be drawn from both the general part of the criminal law, for example: automatism, insanity, intoxication, duress and entrapment; specific offences, for example, obscenity, contempt, homicide and sexual offences, and issues such as the role of the jury, sentencing and the function of the psychiatrist in the criminal process. Students will be called upon to undertake independent research.
- To provide advanced study in criminal law and procedure by reference to contemporary issues and problems not dealt with or insufficiently covered in LAW3300 and
- to develop skills in legal research and the presentation of legal material.
Compulsory research assignment (3200 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours writing time plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 60%
Three hours of lectures per week.