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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW1141 Introduction to Criminal Law

20 creditsClass Size: 56

Module manager: Ms Rosie Fox
Email: R.Fox@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1140Principles of Criminal Law
LAW1260Criminal Law
LAW2065Criminal Law
LAW2066Criminal Law

Module replaces

LAW1140 Principles of Criminal Law

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This compulsory module will introduce students to core criminal law concepts and to the criminal justice system within which the criminal law is applied.

Objectives

This module will provide students with the opportunity to learn about key criminal law principles, cases and legislation, and to recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which criminal law operates at national and international level.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- competently and independently recognise, identify and state (verbally and in writing) basic legal concepts and rules of criminal law;
- apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of an issue of limited complexity relating to criminal law;
- interpret criminal law information and data to provide a basic insight into the operation of the criminal law and system and their relationship to relevant social and political contexts.


Syllabus

Foundations of liability
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Law and power
General defences
Homicide 
Consent and criminal law (including non-fatal offences)
Assessment advice

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning51.507.50
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar51.507.50
Private study hours174.00
Total Contact hours26.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

The online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 30 x 15 minute tasks overall.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will have an opportunity to complete a short formative assessment.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportCase report presented as a creative visual output of up to 1,500 words or a 6 minute video60.00
Assignment750 word reflection on the case report and creative process40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:29:02

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