Criminal Law

Course NameCriminal Law
Course CodeLEG152
DescriptionCriminal law is one of the seven foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree in England and Wales and is a core requirement of the University of London LLB and CertHE Common Law programmes. This course introduces students to the general principles of criminal liability, fatal and non- fatal offences against the person and offences against property. Attempts to commit offences, secondary liability and defences also form part of this curriculum. Course Aims: This course introduces students to the aims and principles of criminal law and helps them to explain and evaluate offences and defences, and the general principles governing liability.
Learning OutcomesStudents completing this module should be able to:
– Interpret a set of facts in order to identify legal issues arising, providing reasoned arguments and conclusions as to the criminal offences that may have been committed and defences that may be available;
– Identify strengths and weaknesses of areas of law in terms of underlying considerations of morality, principle and policy;
– Communicate in a clear and concise manner, using accurate legal terminology;
– Conduct straightforward legal research tasks using legal databases and the internet to locate primary and secondary sources relevant to criminal law.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS