Singapore University of Social Sciences

Criminal Law Procedure and Evidence (PSS213)

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Applications Close: To be confirmed

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Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

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Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

PSS213 Criminal Law Procedure and Evidence provides an overview of the procedures involved in the implementation of substantive criminal law. The enforcement of law are carried out by appointed authority figures and they are required to follow certain procedures in establishing the culpability of an accused person. Part of the course briefly discusses rules related to evidence. Students will also gain knowledge in the area of criminal law, criminal liability and culpability, as well as common defences adopted by perpetrators.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed

Topics

  • General principles of criminal law
  • Principles of culpability
  • Offences against persons I: homicide
  • Offences against persons II: non-homicide
  • Offences against property
  • Criminal defences I
  • General exceptions
  • Criminal defences II
  • Exceptions to Penal Code
  • Abetment, conspiracy and joint liability
  • The criminal trial
  • Judgment and sentences

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the various rules pertaining to criminal procedures
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal concepts
  • Analyse relevant issues of law, fact and procedure
  • Identify the legal concepts
  • Examine the rules related to criminal procedure and evidence
  • Assess the principles in the delivery of justice
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