Law

Criminal Law 2 (Advanced)

Module code: M6075
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Distance exam

This module looks in detail at a number of substantive criminal offences, via close analysis of relevant statute and case law. It focuses on understanding how the substantive legal rules are applied, using problem questions (ie hypothetical fact scenarios) to explore the operation of each offence. We will also consider the extent to which the offences are clearly defined, paying attention to elements of each offence which are open to competing interpretations.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the offences listed in the syllabus.
  • Systematically apply relevant legal sources and principles to factual situations and demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Engage in structured legal analysis and effectively communicate legal arguments in writing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the operation of the general principles of criminal liability in relation to the substantive criminal offences studied.