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LAWS13-571: Advanced Criminal Law

Description

Advanced Criminal Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject aims to extend students’ understanding of the practice, principles and policies that shape legislative, practitioner and judicial approaches to criminal law. Students will examine advanced criminal law topics that are vital to the practice of criminal law, including those that present specific challenges. The subject is designed to also consider emerging issues in criminal justice. It has a comparative focus, detailing approaches of various Australian and foreign jurisdictions. It provides an opportunity for students to engage in a significant self-directed research project that will allow students to think critically about criminal law. Further, students are required to undertake practical assignments relating to criminal procedure, such as client interviewing and a fictitious court hearing in an application for bail.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-571
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Identify, explain, and apply advanced principles of Queensland criminal law and procedure to the operation of criminal law from a theoretical and practical perspective. 2. Use written and oral legal skills to solve complex criminal law problems. 3. Apply legal reasoning and research skills to plan and execute a research project with independence and autonomy.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

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.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Students must be admitted into an approved Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023