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Criminal Law (Taster Course)

Criminal Law (Taster Course)


Gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of a crime, both in social and strict legal terms.

This singular module aims to introduce students to the social and legal nature of crimes and provide them with an understanding of the elements of a crime. It will also provide an understanding of the elements of a crime.

Why Study Criminal Law at Griffith College

The Criminal Law from DLSP course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over an 8-week period. This course is for any individuals wishing to specialise in criminal law.

  • You will become familiar with a number of specific offences, particularly offences against the person, offences against property, public order offences and inchoate offences.
  • You will gain an in-depth knowledge of possible defences to criminal charges.
  • You will learn to outline the main categories of crimes by corporate bodies.
  • You will gain confidence in applying criminal law theory to different factual situations.
  • Option to further your studies in this area by pursuing our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.

Intake Dates

Course commences January 2020 (Date to be confirmed)*

*subject to sufficient numbers

See timetable for course dates.

Course details

Criminal Law

  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • The Elements of a Crime
  • Complicity
  • Offences against the Person
  • Offences against Property
  • Public Order Offences
  • Inchoate Offences
  • Defences
  • Corporate Crime
  • Constitutional Rights

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


January 2020- Dates Available on Request

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.

Mature Students

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Under 23 Years 

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert:

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply

Directly apply to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 412.50


What further study can I do?

Graduates of the Criminal Law module from DLSP course may progress onto our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.


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