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Unit of Study LAW00061 - Drugs, Crime and the Law (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 differentiate between legalisation, decriminalisation, regulation and prohibition
2 evaluate legislation that regulates, restricts and prohibits drug use
3 discuss and analyse the criminal procedure aspects of drug offences, including the theory and practice of police investigative powers, bail applications, admissibility of evidence, sentencing and confiscation of profits
4 apply knowledge of the law in topics covered by the unit to advise parties of their rights and liabilities in hypothetical problem and dispute situations
5 identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics
6 develop high levels of analytical skills in the reading of cases, statutes and legal documentation relating to drug law.

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

  1. differentiate between legalisation, decriminalisation, regulation and prohibition
    • GA4:
  2. evaluate legislation that regulates, restricts and prohibits drug use
    • GA4:
  3. discuss and analyse the criminal procedure aspects of drug offences, including the theory and practice of police investigative powers, bail applications, admissibility of evidence, sentencing and confiscation of profits
    • GA4:
  4. apply knowledge of the law in topics covered by the unit to advise parties of their rights and liabilities in hypothetical problem and dispute situations
    • GA2:
  5. identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics
    • GA2:
  6. develop high levels of analytical skills in the reading of cases, statutes and legal documentation relating to drug law.
    • GA5:

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