Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1003C: Criminal Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to make you fully conversant with the main criminal law offences; aware of the operation of the criminal law within its social moral and organisational context and able to plan, research and produce written analysis of the criminal law in action. In both terms you will also develop core skills in using current law to answer real-life problems. These skills are practiced in class and assessed in your virtual scrapbook. In term 1 you will also work to develop the core skills, which support legal research, enabling you to complete your own research project on corporate crime in term 2.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. explain and apply specific criminal offences.
2. demonstrate knowledge of the law and its operation, in relation to corporate criminal liability.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. apply relevant law in relation to case studies.
4. research a legal question and produce a research report on it.
Personal and Key Skills5. communicate in writing, in a manner appropriate to the context.
6. create notes on primary and secondary legal sources for effective use in a particular learning or assessment activity.