CRIM11002 - Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the investigation of crime within the framework of Australian law. The social role of policing and the structure of police services are examined in depth, particularly in the context of ethics and oversight mechanisms. The historical transformations of police services are explored in order to understand the evolving nature of policing as social demands and relevant technologies also change. The scope of the power of investigation, the discretion whether or not to prosecute and the criminal adjudicatory process are considered. This unit also introduces the tools used to analyse crime and how such analysis informs decisions and interventions in the criminal justice system.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Some students reported they would prefer a text book
Recommendation
Although some students indicate they would like a text book, many cannot afford a textbook. We will set an optional textbook for additional reading plus develop the second iteration of the study guides to fill some more of the knowledge and skills that students require.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Some students reported this unit provided them with a good understanding of the criminal justice system and the knowledge gained from this unit will be useful throughout the course and after graduation .
Recommendation
We will use students feedback to ensure we provide our students with the necessary knowledge to equip them to work within the Criminal Justice System.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse police organisations and practice in order to critique how the law governs the procedures for investigation of crime
  2. Explain how the criminal law balances the rights of the individual and the State
  3. Discuss the links between criminal theories and models of criminal analysis
  4. Identify patterns in criminal data and the appropriate response for crime prevention.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment