Credit points: 15
The criminal justice system refers to the collection of state institutions (e.g. courts) and agencies (e.g. 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.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLectures and/or tutorial discussions on the basic institutions and personnel responsible for the administration of criminal justice in Victoria and at the federal level; the basic legal doctrines, principles and procedures which underpin the criminal justice system. Online quiz.
PrerequisitesLCR1CLC OR LAW1LIM
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Summer 2 , Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet
Five 7.50 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
"5 days of classes running over two weeks"
Class participation activity (1,000 words equivalent per student) These are in-class activities done in groups and occasionally individually
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Final assignment (2,500 words) Students will be required to complete a research essay on a miscarriage of justice or other relevant topic
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Online quiz (500 words equivalents) Students will be required to complete the quiz on LMS