MLL214 - Criminal Law


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

Jason Taliadoros (Trimester 2), Athula Pathinayake (Trimester 3)

Prerequisite: Nil

From T2 2018: MLL110

Incompatible with: MLP233
Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit aims to introduce students to the basic principles of criminal law and current theories concerning the nature and purpose of criminal liability and punishment. Students will also be required to examine the principal criminal offences and the defences to those offences. Topics include: definition of crime; nature and purpose of the criminal law; the role and utility of criminal law and punishment; elements of criminal liability; participants in criminal activity; attempt, homicide and other offences against the person; property offences; and defences to liability.


Assessment 1 Written Assignment Action Plan 10%

Assessment 2 Written Assignment (Problem Question) 2000-3000 words 35%

Examination 2 hours 55%

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