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Advanced Criminal Law

by CQUniversity

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Course Description

This course further explores the criminal law of Queensland and follows on from LAWS11060 Criminal Law. The criminal law in Queensland (and Western Australia) unlike other Australian Jurisdictions is statue based. This course examines the statutory offences specified in the Queensland Criminal Code and the common law (cases) which interpret the offences. This course also examines the Commonwealth Criminal Code as well as the Commonwealth Crimes Act with students being introduced to the differences that exist between the federal and Queensland's state-based criminal offences. 

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the distinction between indictable and simple offences.
  2. Articulate the different categories of offences.
  3. Detail the elements that must be proved by the Crown for major offences.
  4. Explain and discuss the case law which underpins the Queensland Criminal Code 1899.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding that the Criminal Code offences are predicated on the common law which requires proof of both 'actus rea' and 'mens rea' in the commission of an offence.
  6. Differentiate the various defences which may be available to a defendant given an encountered fact scenario.
  7. Apply a methodology to solve hypothetical problems involving substantive offences.
  8. Read and understand relevant legal materials consistent with the content covered in the course.
  9. Recognise and analyse legal issues arising out of fact scenarios.
  10. Utilise the online system Austlii to extract relevant legal materials.
  11. Access criminal law and related journals online via the database AGIS with a view to undertaking research into the Queensland Criminal Code.
  12. Engage with and respond appropriately to the comments and opinions expressed by others in the process of discussing contemporary issues pervading the criminal law legal discourse.
  13. Explain and discuss the differences between the system of Commonwealth and State criminal offences. 
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  • Category: Law
  • Language: English

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