Topic Statement (1,500 words, 20%)
This requires a written statement of the proposed topic for the Research Essay and an evaluation of two articles relevant to the topic. Length 1,500 words max. The topic statement should clearly identify the topic of the proposed essay; presents the themes of the essay; cogently demonstrate the worth of the chosen approach; as well as present a brief evaluation of two relevant articles with which the essay will engage in an advanced manner. Feedback on the submitted topic statement will be provided, indicating directions for further developing the topic and argument for the purposes of the Research Essay.
The Topic Statement is an interim assessment, which will be due approximately midway during the teaching semester.
Research Essay (3,500 words, 80%)
This requires a 3,500 word research essay, on a topic chosen and independently developed by the student and approved by the subject coordinator. The Research Essay is expected to show an advanced understanding of the procedures and forms of public institutions in criminal law. In particular, it is expected that students will generate complex argumentation, evaluate the forms and values of knowledge relevant to the subject, as well as demonstrate creativity and initiative in the development of their in-depth understanding of the specific issues addressed in the essay.
The Research Essay is the final assessment for the subject, and will be due approximately two weeks after the end of the in–class teaching.
The due dates of the above assessment will be available to students via the Assessment Schedule on the LMS Community.
Last updated: 6 December 2019