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LAW135   Criminal Law and Justice   (20 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F4
Co-requisites   LAW134 WINS1


This module will introduce students to the concepts, theories and institutions of criminal law and justice, and its place in society. It will develop an understanding of the essential concepts of criminal liability. It will focus on the main institutional and procedural features of the criminal justice system, with the aim of stimulating an enquiring attitude towards the practice of criminal process. Students will have the opportunity to practise applying these processes to factual scenarios. The module provides a firm foundation for the more advanced study of criminal law and also of criminal evidence, criminal justice and criminal process.


Reading List

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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 158.0
Lecture 20.0
Other 8.0
Problem Solving 4.0
Seminar 10.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Exam 3.0 100 % S1