Course Description

Law - Criminal Law

Law - Criminal Law is a course run by Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow. Law - Criminal Law gives a Course Qualification of Level 1 Certificate. For more information about Law - Criminal Law at Institute of Technology Carlow, please review the details below.

This programme offers the student an introduction to Irish Criminal Law. The student will be introduced to the main concepts of criminal liability, the principal offences and principal defences in the criminal calendar. The student will also gain an excellent insight to and understanding of the various defences available under Irish law.

This programme is an ECTS 15 credit module of the Law Degree.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
Identify the purpose of the criminal law and explain how and why criminal wrongs can be distinguished from non-criminal wrongs;

Describe the difference between the actus reus and mens rea of a crime and discuss the various constituent elements of both;

Recognise the main offences in Irish criminal law and demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the key elements of each;

Identify the various defences which may be available to a defendant in a criminal case and demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the key elements of each;

Discuss the liability of participants to a crime;

Analyse the law and employ knowledge and understanding in solving relevant problems;

Research aspects of criminal law either independently or part of group and communicate findings and proposals in written and/or verbal form.

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Training ProviderInstitute of Technology Carlow
Course LocationCarlow Town, Carlow
Course QualificationLevel 1 Certificate
Course Duration1 year.
Course Time1 night per week.
Course Fee775
Entry RequirementsAll applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme
Phone059 9175280
Course CodeCW HRCRI S
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Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road, Carlow Town, Carlow, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: R93 V960

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Kilkenny Road
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