units

LAW5335

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Law

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7208

Synopsis

The unit will vary so as to maintain a focus of developing significance. Topics covered may include: concepts of criminal justice, managerialism in criminal justice, juries, legal aid in the post-Dietrich era, the nature and extent of police investigative powers, gender issues in criminal justice, judicial training, recent developments in sentencing, the media and the criminal justice system, prosecution of complex criminal cases, the concept of dangerousness in the criminal justice system and miscarriages of justice

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding in relation to the administration and functioning of the criminal justice system in Victoria with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and for further learning;
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the law and the way in which it is applied with respect to a number of areas of current interest and concern in the areas of evidence, criminal procedure and substantive criminal law in the context of a criminal trial;
  • Conduct research into contemporary problems in the administration of criminal justice based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods;
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to contemporary problems in the administration of criminal justice.

Assessment

Research assignment (5,000 words): 70%
Research assignment (2,500 words): 30%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements).