School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    The Criminal Justice Process
  • Unit Code

    CRI1107
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mrs Nikki RAJAKARUNA

Description

This unit introduces students to the major institutions of Criminal Justice in Australia. Students develop an understanding of how society responds to offensive behaviour. They also consider the roles of key agencies and individuals within the justice system. This compulsory unit provides important foundation knowledge for moving into specialised units.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CRI1101, CRI1111, JUS1111

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe the history and origins of law.
  2. Explain the political processes associated with the creation of legislation.
  3. Describe the institutional structure of the Australian legal system and the importance of the Doctrine of the Separation of Powers.
  4. Explain the roles and functions of police, courts and corrections.
  5. Outline the concept and practice of Aboriginal Customary Law.
  6. Discuss practices associated with justice system diversion and Alternatives to Justice.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate academic writing skills to produce written reports.

Unit Content

  1. The history, purpose and nature law.
  2. The role of politics in law making.
  3. The branches of law.
  4. The role and functions of police in society.
  5. The structure of the Australian court system.
  6. The process of the criminal trial.
  7. Principles and practices of justice system diversionary measures.
  8. Principles of Aboriginal Customary Law.
  9. The theory and practice of custodial and non-custodial corrections.

Teaching and Learning Processes

On-campus students attend lectures and tutorials. Off-campus students are provided with lecture recordings and online activities.


Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportLegislation Report30%
ReportCriminal Justice Report30%
ExaminationExamination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportLegislation Report30%
ReportCriminal Justice Report30%
ExaminationExamination40%

Core Reading(s)

  • White, R., & Perrone, S. (2015). Crime, criminality and criminal justice. (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    The Criminal Justice Process
  • Unit Code

    CRI1107
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mrs Nikki RAJAKARUNA

Description

This unit introduces students to the major institutions of Criminal Justice in Australia. Students develop an understanding of how society responds to offensive behaviour. They also consider the roles of key agencies and individuals within the justice system. This compulsory unit provides important foundation knowledge for moving into specialised units.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CRI1101, CRI1111, JUS1111

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe the history and origins of law.
  2. Explain the political processes associated with the creation of legislation.
  3. Describe the institutional structure of the Australian legal system and the importance of the Doctrine of the Separation of Powers.
  4. Explain the roles and functions of police, courts and corrections.
  5. Outline the concept and practice of Aboriginal Customary Law.
  6. Discuss practices associated with justice system diversion and Alternatives to Justice.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate academic writing skills to produce written reports.

Unit Content

  1. The history, purpose and nature law.
  2. The role of politics in law making.
  3. The branches of law.
  4. The role and functions of police in society.
  5. The structure of the Australian court system.
  6. The process of the criminal trial.
  7. Principles and practices of justice system diversionary measures.
  8. Principles of Aboriginal Customary Law.
  9. The theory and practice of custodial and non-custodial corrections.

Teaching and Learning Processes

On-campus students attend lectures and tutorials. Off-campus students are provided with lecture recordings and online activities.


Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportLegislation Report30%
ReportCriminal Justice Report30%
ExaminationExamination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportLegislation Report30%
ReportCriminal Justice Report30%
ExaminationExamination40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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