- Introducing the Criminal Law
- Understanding offences and offenders
- Police powers I
- Police powers II
- Police Powers and Accountability
- Pre-Trial Processes
- The Criminal Trial
- Appealing Court Decisions
- Justice and Injustice
- Review and conclusion
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the course. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.
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Students are required to attend a court session to complete the court report assessment.
Police Courts and Criminal Law explains the law and procedural processes which govern the way crimes are investigated, tried and punished in Australia. It begins by considering some general principles of criminal responsibility such as the aims and functions of the criminal law and its sources. The legal principles guiding police investigations are examined, including police powers and responsibilities, the rights of suspects, and the importance of obtaining reliable and admissible evidence. Finally, students learn about the ways cases can progress through the court system, from initial charge to final sentence. The subject focuses primarily on the Queensland criminal justice system. Other jurisdictions are examined in passing, and general principles are common to all Australian systems.
- Court report (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Online Quizzes (20%)
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Textbook information is pending.