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:-
- Introduction to general principles of criminal responsibility
- Property Offences
- Sexual Assault
- Mens Rea
- Involuntary Manslaughter
- Self Defence
- Diminished Responsibility
- Strict Liability and mistake of fact
- Pre-trial criminal procedure
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