Criminal Law

Module code: LW2220

Module co-ordinator: Dr Sally Kyd

Module Outline

Why does the law distinguish between murder and manslaughter? Why is it criminal to attempt to commit a crime? These and other central issues are examined and the main offences, such as rape, theft and homicide, are evaluated by reference to the overall purposes of the criminal law and punishment.


  • 42 one-hour lectures
  • 8 one-hour tutorials


  • Exam, three hours (100%)