Criminal Law and Justice 1
Area of Study
Criminal Justice, Criminology, Government, Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Public Policy Studies
Taught In English
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduces 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.
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.