Criminal Law for Non Lawyers

Delve into the fascinating world of criminal law.
So you love real crime – you’ve binged on the podcasts and it’s all interrupting your dreams. Come along and hear how the courts really deal with criminal law, what they are looking for and the principles that underpin the courts' reasonings.
In this hands-on course you will be presented with hairy conundrums that can make you squirm. Come and test your ideas against the others and see who can come up with the answers.

Whether you are just curious to know more about how the legal system works, or plan a career in law, this course will give you an overview of the criminal law system in NSW. This course will also give you an insight into how the courts make their decisions and will help you better understand crime as it is reported in the media.

As well, get the opportunity to discuss your own take on the justice system, and whether it truly serves justice!

Topics covered will include:

Lesson 1: Introduction to criminal law
• Brief introduction to reading law
• Criminal statistics, social standing, and politics

Lesson 2: Defining crime
• General concepts and principles of crime
• Components of criminal offences

Lesson 3: Defining crime, continued
• Criminal responsibility
• Corporate crime

Lesson 4: Liability and defences
• General defences; insanity, automatism, provocation, self defence, duress
• Attempts and complicity

Lesson 5: The judicial system
• Sentences and penalties; murder, public order, obscene behaviour, prostitution, vagrancy, mistake
• The role of the Police

Lesson 6: The judicial system, continued
• Appeals
• Onus and burdens of proof
• Gathering evidence and commencing proceedings

$217 Limited inc GST
Criminal Law for Non Lawyers

<p><strong>Delve into the fascinating world of criminal law.</strong><br/>So you love real crime – you’ve binged on the podcasts and it’s all interrupting your dreams. Come along and hear how the

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Early Bird Fee: ends 2 weeks prior to course start date. Price will then rise to $251!

You can choose to do this class via Zoom virtual online OR attend face to face (this is the Zoom option)

This class to be delivered, as scheduled, through a virtual online classroom - Zoom!

Parramatta College will be delivering this course via Zoom video call software. You don’t need the software to participate, we simply email you a link before the class starts which enables to join the video call. Please note though you will need a computer with a web cam/microphone/speakers OR a smart device, such as an ipad, iphone, or other smart phone/tablet to participate on the video call. If you have neither you can also be added as an audio participant if you wish.

Enrol, then we will send you the Zoom details prior to the class starting.

If you are confused about this please ask our friendly staff who can guide you further.

So here’s your opportunity to socially interact, learn and stay connected – virtually!

$217 Limited inc GST
Criminal Law for Non Lawyers

<p><strong>Delve into the fascinating world of criminal law.</strong><br/>So you love real crime – you’ve binged on the podcasts and it’s all interrupting your dreams. Come along and hear how the

...

Early Bird Fee: ends 2 weeks prior to course start date. Price will then rise to $251!

You can choose to attend this class Face to Face OR via Zoom virtual online (this is the Face to Face option)

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • The trainer was well versed on the subject matter
  • It was informative but also entertaining and kept my attention. Monica was knowledgeable and friendly. I would happily take a law class with her again.