A student passing this module should be able to:
1. demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of those aspects of Criminal Law identified in the indicative syllabus above and form a critical judgement on areas of controversy within the topics studied;
2. demonstrate understanding of the social and political context in which criminal law operates, and of the policy reasons for changes in the criminal law;
3. demonstrate understanding of the different views on the role and scope of criminal law;
4. analyse problems in Criminal Law, apply the legal principles studied to these problems, and present well-supported conclusions both orally and in writing;
5. access, interpret and use relevant primary and secondary sources of Criminal Law, with limited staff guidance, including Criminal law reports, and primary and secondary legislation;
6. identify sources for research and establish a strategy for research using standard and electronic research tools.