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Modern criminal justice (6 points)


Leader: Dr Kumar Amarasekara

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The operation of consent in criminal law, procedure and evidence will be examined. An interdisciplinary approach will enable students to use their special skills and interests in analysing the concept. Particular areas where consent is relevant include sterilisation, force feeding, refusal and withdrawal of treatment, living wills, euthanasia, identification, surgery, sport, sexual offences and the waiver of legal professional privilege and priest penitent privilege.

Assessment: Research assignment (3000 words): 40% + Class participation, problem solving, debating: 10% + Supervised examination (1.5 hours): 50%

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