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This unit of study will provide an examination of the content of substantive crimes and defences and some of the key procedural and evidentiary aspects of criminal trials. It will also provide an exploration of the various competing theories as to the bases of criminal behaviour. Finally the unit of study will examine key concepts with respect to sentencing policy in criminal cases.
- Study level:Undergraduate
- Credit points ?12
- Unit codeBLB3128
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students should be able to: 1. understand the general principles of criminal liability which, in Victoria, derive both from common law and statute, in particular, the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic). 2. be able to apply the doctrine of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation to hypothetic criminal problems using inductive and deductive thought processes. 3. be able to support the answers to hypothetical problems questions using case and statute law as authority.
Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions 3rd
Arenson, K., Bagaric, M., & Gillies, P. (2011)
Oxford Uni Press
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