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Criminal Law

Enrolment code: LAW202

Offered: Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2,

Special note: compulsory unit for students of Law; may be taken as a BSocSc(PoliceStudies) unit

Unit description:

Develops a sound understanding and knowledge of the general principles of criminal responsibility in a Code jurisdiction and of particular criminal laws together with an appreciation of the social and legal context in which the substantive criminal law operates. Strong emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills. The unit begins with an investigation of the concept of crime and an introduction to criminal procedure. The interpretation of the code is dealt with followed by the study of criminal responsibility and defences. Particular offences studies in detail include assault, sexual offences, traffic offences, drug offences and property offences.

Staff Mr JB Blackwood (Coordinator), Prof CA Warner For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 25% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x50-min lectures weekly (28 wks), 50-min tutorial fortnightly (24 wks) Timetable
Assessment mode tutorial papers (30%), 3-hr open-book exam (70%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Blackwood J & Warner K, Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases, ISBN 085901701X (vol 1); 0859017028 (vol 2)
Criminal Code, 1924 (Tas).
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Discipline (School) Law  
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