LAW5605 Advanced Criminal Law A (FOBUS)

Semester 1 (ONC)Toowoomba (ONC)Springfld (EXT)Toowoomba

Units 1.0 (Law) Band 3

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW5501

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to USQConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at: <>.


Criminal law sets the limits which society, through the government, imposes on acceptable behaviour. The limits are set to provide the basis of a safe environment in which people can lead productive lives. Going beyond those limits can result in drastic consequences for the individual within the criminal law regime. This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles that underlie criminal law in Queensland. It will also introduce students to criminal procedure, with a focus on Queensland Magistrate and District Court trials; a selected range of criminal law offences and defences, and general principles of sentencing in Queensland. The course is designed to take students on the journey through the criminal process from arrest through to appeal, with a focus on some processes and offences likely to be encountered by commencing criminal law practitioners. Criminal law B will build upon the foundations laid in this course.