This course introduces you to the sources of criminal law and the fundamental concepts of criminal law including the principles of onus and standard of proof; physical and fault elements; and strict and absolute liability. You will examine a wide range of criminal offences including fatal offences, non-fatal offences, sexual offences, property-related and financial offences, drug offences, traffic offences and public order offences. You will consider the role and availability of numerous defences and excuses, including provocation, self-defence, insanity, diminished responsibility, intoxication, act independent of will, accident, mistake of fact and honest claim of right. The course will assist you to understand the role and operation of the criminal law, and develop legal problem-solving skills.
- Enrolled in any Law Program or AB101, UU301, UU302 or XU301
- Semester of offer Subject to change
- Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
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- Band 3
- Tuition fee
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