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LS1527: ENGLISH CRIMINAL LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course is a compulsory course on the LLB with English Law degree introducing students to English Criminal Law including its sources and current law.   It examines various aspects of substantive law including offences against the person, offences of dishonesty, offences against property and criminal defences enabling students to understand and apply the law in these areas.  The course also develops student’s written, verbal and analytical skills utilising written course work and problem solving in tutorial groups.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Elizabeth Shaw

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 1

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 1
  • Either Law (LS) (Studied) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • LS1020 Criminal Law (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course introduces students to key aspects of English criminal law including the notion and anatomy of crimes and the essential elements of the major common and statutory law crimes. The course concentrates on substantive issues of English criminal law including crimes against the person, property, inchoate crimes, and appropriate defences.

Further Information & Notes

Available to LLB and MA Legal Studies students only.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Students receive written feedback on an optional essay. The mark in this essay does not count towards the final exam.

The practice exam questions are discussed in a lecture and students attaining a mark of 5 or less in that exam are invited to attend a meeting to discuss their mark and any difficulties they may be encountering.

Students who fail the final exam have the option to go over their first paper prior to the resit.

All students are advised they may contact staff at any time on issues related to the course.

Feedback also occurs on an on-going basis in the form of tutors' comments on students' contributions in tutorials.

Course Learning Outcomes


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