CRIMINAL JUSTICE

LAW3CJU

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLCR1CLC OR LAW1LIM

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Incompatible subjectsLAW2CJU

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Readings

Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian

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Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015

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Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic), including, in particular, the Legal Profession Uniform

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate comprehension of the law governing the administration of criminal justice in Victoria.
02. Identify, use and appraise research material relevant to the administration of criminal justice.
03. Critically analyse contemporary issues relevant to the administration of criminal justice.
04. Evaluate areas for reform of the administration of criminal justice and construct a coherent argument for that reform.

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