Criminal Law and Procedure (Masterclass)

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This course provides the student with an understanding of the general principles of criminal law, together with a detailed knowledge of the application of these principles in respect of major crimes.

The student is also introduced to aspects of pre-trial criminal procedure, including police powers of arrest, search, seizure and interrogation.

The objectives of the course are:

  • to introduce students to aspects of pre-trial criminal procedure with a view to appreciating the competing public policy considerations of crime control and individual liberty and
  • to provide students with a basic understanding of the general principles of criminal responsibility through an appreciation of criminal law theory, and the study of major crimes and defences

The topics to be studied include:-

  1. Introduction to general principles of criminal responsibility
  2. Property Offences
  3. Assault
  4. Sexual Assault
  5. Homicide
  6. Mens Rea
  7. Involuntary Manslaughter
  8. Provocation
  9. Self Defence
  10. Duress
  11. Necessity
  12. Insanity
  13. Diminished Responsibility
  14. Automatism
  15. Intoxication
  16. Strict Liability and mistake of fact
  17. Complicity
  18. Attempt
  19. Pre-trial criminal procedure

For further details click this link Criminal Law and Procedure

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