Credit points: 15
The criminal justice system refers to the collection of state institutions (eg courts) and agencies (eg police, prosecution, corrections) responsible for the processing of persons accused of committing crime, and convicted of a crime. This subject matter is examined at a number of different levels. At the broadest level, the meaning of, and application of, fundamental legal doctrines such as the Rule of Law, judicial independence and prosecutorial independence, are examined. At a different level, more specific rules are examined. These rules govern the responsibilities and duties of key officials and correspondingly, create basic rights of accused and convicted persons. This subject focuses upon case analysis and legislative provisions. The operation of discretionary powers is one theme which unifies the various topics covered.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects LAW1CJU, LAW2CJU
Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws or pre-2006 Bachelor of Legal Studies. Students who have already completed units in criminal justice at another institution cannot enrol in this unit unless they have the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Criminal investigation and procedure: the law in Victoria||Prescribed||Corns, C, and Tudor, S.||LAW BOOK CO. THOMSON REUTERS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Final essay assignment||2000 words||50|
|Mid-term essay assignment||1500 words||30|