Courses & Units

Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure LAW352

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Compulsory core unit for students in new Law degrees, who commenced in 2013 or later, with course codes: 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N,63O and 63P. Also degrees commencing 2014 63Q and 63R.

From 2013, students in courses 63A, 63C, 63D, 63E, 63F, 63G, 63H, and all L3-coded degrees, who have not passed LAW255 and LAW226 must substitute LAW351 and LAW352.


This unit builds on Criminal Law A. It continues the study of general principles of the criminal law. The following crimes are studied in some depth: homicide, drug offences, serious driving offences and property offences. As with Criminal Law A, students will be encouraged to consider the criminal law in its historical, political and social context and to consider the adequacy of the criminal law as a means of solving social problems. As well as focusing on the substantive law, Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure will introduce students to a range of pre-trial criminal procedural rules and processes and the impact at trial, of police conduct on the admissibility of evidence. Students will be introduced to rules relating to exercising police powers to detain, interrogate and search, commencing criminal proceedings, granting bail and the importance of the exercise of police powers to the trial process. These areas are discussed against their international human rights background. Students are encouraged to think critically about the significance and implications of these processes for the individuals involved, the trial process and the justice system as a whole. This unit also considers the need for and the limits of reform of the law.


Unit name Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure
Unit code LAW352
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Associate Professor Jeremy Prichard
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (55%)|Position paper (15%)|Position paper (15%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (15%)
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