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Criminal law

About this guide

This guide was created by a librarian and contains some key resources you can refer to throughout the criminal law courses.

LAWS2510 Criminal Law A  |  LAWS2520 Criminal Law B

This course provides an introduction to criminal offences and criminal procedure. While the focus will be on the relevant State jurisdiction, aspects of Federal criminal law will also be introduced. The course will predominantly deal with matters that need to be proved to successfully prosecute major criminal offences.

See also Evidence guide

Secondary sources

Legal encyclopedias are a useful starting place to begin your research. They identify key legal principles and will refer to relevant cases and legislation. Heavily footnoted, you can follow the links to other relevant sources.

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance)

130. Criminal law

The Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

9. Criminal law principles

10. Criminal offences

11. Criminal procedure

12. Criminal sentencing

Commentary (Federal)

Commentary (WA)

Commentary (NSW)


Law reports

Case citators