General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Criminal Procedure|
|Programme offered under:||JD Programme|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||No|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
The goal of this introductory course is to equip law students with the basic legal knowledge of criminal procedure in Hong Kong. Topics covered in this course include:
- Introduction to criminal justice system;
- Rights of arrested persons/defendants;
- Selected topics about powers of law enforcement agencies;
- Criminal jurisdiction of courts in Hong Kong;
- Classification of criminal offences;
- Commencement of criminal proceedings;
- Selected topics about pre-trial and trial processes;
- Sentencing principles and options;
- Costs in criminal cases; and
- Appeal mechanisms for criminal proceedings.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Jacky Yeungfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 814||By email/appointment|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Understand the role of criminal procedure in the criminal justice system.
CLO 2 Understand and be able to explain the way in which a matter progresses through the criminal court(s) in Hong Kong.
CLO 3 Be familiar with the major statutory provisions related to criminal procedure.
CLO 4 Understand and be able to explain various stages of a criminal trial.
CLO 5 Be able to evaluate the current criminal procedural law in Hong Kong and to make recommendations for the law reform.
2.2 JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Individual weekly self-review/reflection exercise||TBC||30%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Group presentations on topical discussion questions||TBC||20%||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|In-hall exam||TBC||50%||1, 3||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To facilitate students preparation for the in-hall exam, exercises will be given to students and there will be in-class discussions to help students evaluate their understanding of the issues concerned. Question-and-answer sessions will also be held in-class or online (through the Moodle learning platform) to address questions raised by students.
For the group presentation project, students are encouraged to approach the course convenor throughout the semester to discuss the progress of the project and to seek further guidance for the research direction. Further details will be announced in the first seminar of the course.
|Prescribed (compulsory) reading materials:||There are no compulsory textbooks for this course. Other prescribed reading materials (e.g. Lecture outlines/slides, cases and legislation) shall be posted on Moodle.|
|Suggested (non-compulsory) reading materials:||Students may consider any of the following recommended (non-compulsory) textbooks:-
|Other materials cited in the teaching materials (Subject to further changes):||
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/
[Last updated on 30 August 2021]