This Unit will provide a comparative and critical investigation of the conceptualisation and operation of criminal law and criminal justice both within Australia and internationally. It will compare and examine how and why different jurisdictions criminalise and punish certain behaviours. For instance, it will explore the categorisation and response to various forms of homicides, including unlawful assault causing death. These comparative investigations will enhance the ability to view law and criminal justice from wider, comparative, theoretical and sociological perspectives and inform criminal law reform in a global context.
May 3, 4 and 17, 18 (9-5)
class participation (10%), 4000wd essay (40%) and assignment (30%)
Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
LAWS6269 or LAWS6219