CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLICY

LAW5CJP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The criminal justice system refers to the collection of state institutions and agencies responsible for the processing of persons accused of committing a crime or convicted of a crime. This subject offers an advanced examination of the criminal justice process. Emphasis is placed on the role, discretions, and responsibilities of participants and decision-makers, as well as on the various checks and balances designed to prevent or correct errors. Students will be encouraged, through in-depth studies of miscarriages of justice, to critically evaluate the pressure points in the system and examine potential reforms.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesClass submissions or presentations, online quiz

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in the LMJD, LMLAW, LML, LMGBL, LMCL or LMLE and Must have completed LAW5PCL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLAW3CJU

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Criminal Investigation and Procedure: the Law in Victoria

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorC Corns, S Tudor

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Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherThomson Reuters

ISBN9780455225821

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Supplementary material will be provided online through LMS

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVarious

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherVarious

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the law governing the administration of criminal justice in Victoria.
02. Demonstrate advanced skills and autonomy in research relevant to the administration of criminal justice
03. Demonstrate advanced and integrated skills in the critical evaluation of contemporary issues and areas for reform relevant to the administration of criminal justice

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPascale Chifflet

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 2 - 7
Four 7.00 h block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class submission (1,500 words equivalent) Students are required to submit a minimum of five written submissions, most being part of small group activities run in the seminars.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Online quiz (500 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1

Research assignment (4,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo70 SILO2, SILO3