|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide students with an ability to identify core concepts of liability and critique specific offences in Scots criminal law.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Identify key elements of liability and applicable defences.|
||Appraise substantive crimes and discuss the relationship between them and the key elements above.|
||Identify and solve problems in respect of specific offences.|
Indicative Module Content
Actus reus and mens rea of crimes; art and part, and inchoate liability; defences; murder and assault; rape and other sexual offences; breach of the peace and drugs; theft and fraud; Human Rights Act 1998 implications.
Indicative Student Workload
|Private Study||25||Mode of Delivery|
This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1|
|Component 2 ||2,3|
|Component 3 ||1,2,3|
Component 2 - Written coursework worth 70% of the overall module grade.
Component 3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate (refer further - Module Performance Descriptor) to a reasonable level in online forum and tutorial activities.
Component 1 - Written coursework worth 30% of the overall module grade.
|1.||CHRISTIE, S., 2009. An introduction to Scots criminal law. 2nd ed. Dundee: Dundee University Press.|
|2.||CUBIE, A.M., 2016. Scots criminal law. 4th ed. Haywards Heath: Bloomsbury Professional.|
|3.||FERGUSON, P.R and MCDIARMID, C., 2015. Scots criminal law: a critical analysis. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.|
|4.||JONES, T. and TAGGART, I., 2015. Criminal law. 5th ed. Edinburgh: Thomson/W. Green.|