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Current problems in criminal law 406 (6 points)



Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Topics will be drawn from both the general part of the criminal law, for example: automatism, insanity, intoxication, duress and entrapment; specific offences, for example, obscenity, contempt, homicide and sexual offences, and issues such as the role of the jury, sentencing and the function of the psychiatrist in the criminal process. Students will be called upon to undertake independent research.

Assessment: Two written research assignments (4000 words each): 40% each + Class presentation/participation: 20%

Prerequisites: LAW3300

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