Criminal Law and Procedure B is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. Students enrolled in this subject will examine the aims of the criminal law along with criminal procedure (including topics such as the classification of offences, process to compel appearance and other investigative processes, bail, preliminary examination, and trial of indictable offences) and sentencing. Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of criminal law and procedure, and their ability to engage in legal reasoning by discussing and solving complex legal problems orally and in writing.
- Apply the laws of criminal investigation (Police Powers and Responsibilities), criminal procedure and sentencing to factual scenarios in the context of Queensland Criminal Law.
- Recognise the tensions between fairness to the accused and the interests of the community in convicting and punishing the guilty, as they apply to the laws of criminal investigation, criminal procedure and sentencing.
- Analyse the use of principle and policy in judicial reasoning of hard cases, in the context of Criminal Law.
There are no co-requisites
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.