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Criminal justice is a complex structure, and this unit of study provides a thorough introduction to its aims and functions, from the perspective of law enforcement.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Griffith University, the unit starts off with the general principles behind criminal law, including the concept of criminal responsibility and the rights of suspects.
The unit will then guide you through the scope of policing responsibilities and the limits of police powers, so that you understand the parameters of criminal investigations.
Once you understand the boundaries of criminal law, you will be better able to source evidence for use in criminal trials. The court system is covered in detail, from pre-trial processes to eventual punishment and possible appeal. The course is conducted with a focus on the Queensland system, but general principles apply nationally.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit or its academic equivalent:
In this Police, Courts and Criminal Law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Completing this unit will count towards a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, through Curtin University. Studying this unit will also give you a greater insight into the procedures and laws involved in criminal investigations and the criminal justice system.
Once you complete this unit you will be able to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.