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LS1020: CRIMINAL LAW (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course is a compulsory course on the LLB degree introducing students to Scottish Criminal Law including its sources and current law.   It examines various aspects of substantive law including crimes against the person, crimes of dishonesty, crimes 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 exercises in tutorial groups.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Susan Stokeld

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course introduces students to key aspects of Scottish 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 Scots criminal law including crimes against the person, property, inchoate crimes, art and part guilt and appropriate defences.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

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

Formative Assessment

  • Non-counting online assessment during the first half of the course.
  • Non-counting practice examination.

    Students receive written feedback on the practice 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

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

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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