|1||Name of Course||Criminal Law I|
|4||Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme||LAC3103 is one of the core subjects for SMSU program. Students who are undertaking SMSU program are required to take this subject. This course aims to provide a basic outlines on criminal law and its procedures in Malaysia as provided under the Malaysian Penal Code (Act 574).|
|5||Semester and Year offered||Semester 5 (Year 3)|
|6||Student Learning Time
|7||Credit Value||3 (120/40 = 3 )|
|8||Pre-requisite (if any)||None|
|9||Learning outcomes||At the end of this course, students are able to:
|10||Transferable skills||Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through the process of lectures, tutorials and other activities that the instructor seem suitable.|
|11||Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy||Teaching-learning strategy:
The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.
|12||Synopsis||The course will deal with the general principles of criminal liability, the characteristic features of the Malaysian Penal Code (Act 574) and its interpretation. Since our Code is based on the Indian Penal Code of 1860 (Act 45 of 1860), reference to several Indian case will be made. Cases and statutory provisions from other jurisdictions, namely Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand will also be given for a comparative viewpoint of some areas of the law. Emphasis is however, placed on the law of Malaysia.
Topics from the first part of the course will include Elements of Crime, Doctrine of Strict Liability, and General Exceptions as provided under Chapter IV of the Malaysian Penal Code.
|13||Mode of Delivery||Lecture, tutorial, class discussion or presentation.|
|14||Assessment Methods and Types||
|15||Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes||Refer to attachment|
Content Outline and the SLT per Topic
|17||Main references||1. Stanley Yeo, Neil Morgan and Chan Wing Cheong. (2012). Criminal Law in Malaysian and Singapore. Singapore: LexisNexis Publication.
2. Stanley Yeo. (2005). Criminal Defences in Malaysia & Singapore. Singapore: LexisNexis Publication.
3. Molly Cheang. (1990). Criminal Law: Principles of Liability. Kuala Lumpur: Professional (Law) Books Publishers.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE
|Course Learning Outcomes||Compliance to PO||Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs)||Assessment Tasks (ATs)|
|1- use and implement all the necessary and relevant terminology, legal maxims, principles and rules in classroom/tutorial discussions as well as during midterm test and final examinations; (LO1-CT4-K4)||3||Classroom lecture and discussion||Written test presentation|
|2- apply suitable General Defences under Chapter IV of the Malaysian Penal Code to those fact situation by taking into consideration the principles established through relevant decided cases; (LO3-PS3-P5)||3||Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation||Instructor evaluation of the presentation|
|3- compare the law under the Malaysian Penal Code with that of other jurisdictions whenever necessary and relevant in addition to exposed with development and changes in laws as well as matters that has impact on the implementation of criminal law in Malaysia. (LO5-TS4-A5).||3||Assignments||Instructor evaluation of the assignment|