Criminal Law and Justice 1

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Criminal Law and Justice 1

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Government, Justice Studies, Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    24 units of credit completed, including CRIM1010 and CRIM1011

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduces students to key processes of criminalisation, criminal law formation, established concepts of criminal law and the operation of criminal justice agencies. Considers forces and criteria behind criminalisation, and justifications for and against the use of criminal law as a mode of regulation.
    Examines key components of criminal law: conduct, circumstance and consequence, how these are operationalised in specific substantive areas of criminal law doctrine such as homicide and criminal defences. Particular attention will be paid to the criminal processes and the workings of the major criminal justice agencies such as the police, the DPP, defence lawyers, and the courts.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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