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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1041C: Criminal Law 2 Companies and Organisations

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Please note: this module syllabus is exclusively available to students on the Cornwall Campuses and differs materially from the criminal law syllabus of the Streatham Campus (LAW1003). Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover at least some of the following topics:  


  • Parties to crime
  • Inchoate Offences
  • The application of Property offences, including theft , fraud, bribery & money laundering
  • Research project on corporate criminal liability (research streams in previous years have been financial misconduct, transnational organised crime, death and injury caused by organisations and ecocide)

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1010 x 1 hr lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities13.59 x 1.5 hr seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities63 x 2 hr research workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4Research Showcase
Guided Independent Study55 x 1 hr peer-led firm meetings
Guided Independent Study35Independent acquisition and widening of learning on topics
Guided Independent Study76Research for and preparation of Research Project Submission

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).




Other Learning Resources

You are expected to keep up to date with topical events. This is best done by reading newspapers such as The Times, The Guardian or The Independent. You may also find recent and current editions of specialist journals, in particular the Criminal Law Review and the Journal of Criminal Law are particularly useful.