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Unit of Study LAWS2009 - Criminal Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify and demonstrate knowledge of the major principles of criminal responsibility

identify the definitions of the major crimes and defences found in Australian criminal law and analyse the key substantive criminal law issues raised

develop and demonstrate advanced problem-solving skills in relation to hypothetical criminal law fact scenarios

demonstrate analytical and written skills in the presentation of argument in the field of substantive criminal law.

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