Criminal Law and Procedure I

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Criminal Law and Procedure I

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LW110 and LW111 and LW112 and LW113

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course commences with a general introduction to the theory and practice of criminal law, examining the sources of criminal law in the South Pacific, and the doctrines involved in establishing criminal liability. The course then proceeds to consider a number of discrete areas of substantive criminal law, including homicide (murder, provocation and manslaughter), assault and related offences, sexual offences, property offences (including white collar crime) and public order offences.

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