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Unit of Study LAW30004 - Comparative Criminal 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 Understand and apply the method of comparative legal analysis to substantive criminal law.
2 Identify and describe some of the main principles of criminal responsibility in Australia, Canada, England, India, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands through the study of criminal law theory, legal history and certain major crimes and defences.
3 Critically evaluate and compare the laws of the various jurisdictions studied for the purpose of suggesting legal reform.
4 Critically appraise and compare the social and political contexts in which the criminal law operates in each jurisdiction studied and evaluate the influence of these factors on criminal law in those jurisdictions.
5 Demonstrate high level skills in legal research, writing and argument.

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

  1. Understand and apply the method of comparative legal analysis to substantive criminal law.
    • GA1:
  2. Identify and describe some of the main principles of criminal responsibility in Australia, Canada, England, India, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands through the study of criminal law theory, legal history and certain major crimes and defences.
    • GA4:
  3. Critically evaluate and compare the laws of the various jurisdictions studied for the purpose of suggesting legal reform.
    • GA2:
  4. Critically appraise and compare the social and political contexts in which the criminal law operates in each jurisdiction studied and evaluate the influence of these factors on criminal law in those jurisdictions.
    • GA1:
  5. Demonstrate high level skills in legal research, writing and argument.
    • GA1: