Academic Item Menu


Subject Area: Criminology

Criminal Law and Justice 2 (CRIM2021) builds on the themes introduced in Criminal Law and Justice 1 (CRIM2020). In this course you will examine selected crimes, their legal definition and the policy contexts in which they operate. The legal definition of crime happens formally through the pronouncements of legislatures and courts: but it also happens through the operation of the criminal justice process. In CRIM2020 you will focus on the processes by which police, prosecutors and courts deal with crime. In addition, you will consider further how legal definitions, criminal justice practice and competing policy priorities are interconnected. In particular, you will scrutinize the ways in which laws are applied, and also change over time, in relation to issues such as illicit drugs and assault.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: CRIM2020, not available to students in Law programs

Course Outline

To access course outline, please visit:


Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

Helpful utilities like sharing or printing this page
Share Link via Email
Download PDF