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- Year 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to state and explain:
- the general principles of criminal liability under English criminal law;
- the substantive elements of major offences including homicide, non-fatal offences against the person, sexual offences, and offences against property;
- principles of secondary and inchoate liability; and
- both partial and general defences to criminal liability.
Ideally, students should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the doctrine of criminal law in its socio-economic and political context.
Method of assessment
- Coursework: 20% (2000 words)
- Unseen written exam: 80%
- D Garland, The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)
- A Norrie, Crime, Reason and History: A Critical Introduction to Criminal Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).