Level 4, 10 Credits.
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Approximately six million crimes are notified to the police every year. However, it is suggested that it is not crime that is on the increase but the number of offences created by Parliament each year. Almost 97% of all criminal cases are dealt with at the Magistrates’ Court, the more serious cases being sent to the Crown Court for consideration. This course covers aspects of the criminal law, including murder, manslaughter, assault, theft, robbery, burglary, criminal damage and sexual offences.
Learning and Teaching
- identify the area of Criminal Law that is relevant to a given problem
- state the relevant law applicable
- cite statutory or case authority for the propositions of law that have been identified as being relevant to the given problem
- explain the application of the law to the given facts
- point out any uncertainties in the law as it applies to the given facts
- conclude the most likely outcome when applying the law to a given set of facts
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.
The assessment for this course is:
A piece of written work around 2000 words. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- G. Scanlan, Criminal Law (Butterworth)
- P.R. Glazebrook, Statutes of Criminal Law (Blackstone)
- M. Giles, Criminal Law in a Nutshell (Sweet and Maxwell)
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.