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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 1022

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
165104

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

This course is to provide students with a sound understanding to both the substantive Australian criminal law and criminal procedure to gain an overview of the scope of criminal law and the way in which certain conduct is criminalised. The course will also look at pre-trial and trial processes to gain an understanding of the way in which substantive criminal law is put into practice by the police, practitioners and judiciary.

Course content

1. Theory of Criminal Law

2. Elements of the Offence

3. Offences Against the Person

4. Homicide

5. Offences of Dishonesty

6. General Defences: Self-Defence, Duress and Necessity

7. Mental Incompetence and Intoxication

8. Attempts, Accessories and Joint Enterprise Liability

9. Pretrial Processes: Arrest, Search and Bail

10. Trial Processes: Classification of Offences, Trial on Indictment, Summary Proceedings

Textbooks

Caruso D, Buth R, Heath M, Leader-Elliott I, Leader-Elliott P, Naffine N, Plater D & Toole K 2014, South Australian Criminal Law, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood N.S.W.

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1023 UO Foundations of Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online N/A x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 60% N/A
Assignment 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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