2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW1260 Criminal Law
30 creditsClass Size: 368
Module manager: Cristina Saenz Perez and Lydia Bleasdale
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LAW1141||Introduction to Criminal Law|
Module replacesLAW2060 Criminal Law
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis compulsory module will introduce students to core criminal law concepts and to the criminal justice system within which the criminal law is applied.
ObjectivesThis 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.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- recognise, identify and state legal concepts, values, principles 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, cultural and political contexts;
- recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which criminal law operates at national and international levels.
Foundations of liability
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Law and power
Consent and criminal law (including non-fatal offences)
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||252.00|
|Total Contact hours||48.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyThe online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 60 x 15 minute tasks overall.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||1 x 2,000 word report||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 21/09/2022
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