1  Name of Course Criminal Law II
2 Course Code LAC3143
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme LAC3143 is one of a core subject for SMSU program. Students who are undertaking SMSU program are required to take this subject. This course is the continuation from criminal law I which aims to enable students to understand and be familiar with the types of offences available under the Malaysian Penal Code (Act 574). The course will also enable students to understand and identify the various elements (actus reus and mens rea) that must be fulfilled and proven beyond reasonable doubt, in order to establish the crime.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 6 (Year 3)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O

 28

 28  10  10  26  10  5  3

 120

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:

  1. identify the different offences that can be found in the Malaysian Penal Code (Act 574) and the various elements to be fulfilled before these offences can be said to have been committed (LO1-CT4-K4);
  2. apply the legal principles established in the cases to the given situation (LO3-PS3-P5); and
  3. explain how the courts interpret provisions in the Malaysian Penal Code (Act 574) (LO5-TS4-A5).
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.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
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.  A comparative study over the approach of the law of crimes in other countries like Singapore, India, Pakistan and England will be also adopted.

Topics would include inchoate offences, non-fatal and fatal offences against person and offences against property.

13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion or presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types  

No. Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
Total: 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1 Attempt
2-3 Abetment & Criminal Conspiracy
4 Assault, Criminal Force, Hurt & Grievous Hurt
5-6 Culpable Homicide & Murder
7-8 Wrongful Restraint & Confinement
9-10 Kidnapping & Abduction
11-13 Rape, theft and extortion
14 Criminal Breach of Trust and Criminal Misappropriation
17 Main references
  1. Stanley Yeo, Neil Morgan and Chan Wing Cheong. (2012). Criminal Law in Malaysian and Singapore. Singapore: LexisNexis Publication.
  2. Koh, Clarkson & Morgan. (1989). Criminal Law in Singapore and Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Law Journal Kuala Lumpur.

Related cases

18 Additional references
  1. Lee Chong Foo, Che Audah Hassan and Mimi Sintia Haji Mohd Bajury. (2012). Introduction to Principles & Liabilities in Criminal Law. 2ND Edition. Kuala Lumpur: LexisNexis Publication.
  2. Muzaffar Syah Mallow. (2012). The Criminal Law Approach towards the Issue of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Industrial Law Journal. lxxv.
  3. Molly Cheang. (1990). Criminal Law of Malaysia and Singapore. Professional (Law) Books Publishers.
  4. Clarkson. (1988). Rape: Emasculation of the Penal Code: PPv. Zainal Abidin & Ors. 1 MLJ cxiii.
  5. Ratanlal & Dhirajlal. (1987). Law of Crimes. (23rd edn.). New Delhi: Bharat Law House.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)
 

PO1

LO1

PO2

LO2

PO3

LO3

PO4

LO4

PO5

LO5

PO6

LO6

PO7

LO7

PO8

LO8

PO9

LO9

   
  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1-    identify the different offences that can be found in the Malaysian Penal Code (Act 574) and the various elements to be fulfilled before these offences can be said to have been committed; (LO1-CT4-K4)   3               Classroom lecture and discussion Written test presentation
2-   apply the legal principles established in the cases to the given situation; (LO3-PS3-P5)     3             Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3-    explain how the courts interpret provisions in the Malaysian Penal Code. (Act 574). (LO5-TS4-A5).         3         Assignments Instructor evaluation of the assignment