MLL218 - Criminal Procedure

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: (For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

Marilyn McMahon

Prerequisite: Nil


Incompatible with: MLP233
Contact hours:

Campus: 3h class + 1h seminar per week

Cloud(online): 3h class (recordings provided) + 1h online seminar per week


The unit aims to provide students with a practical understanding of the criminal justice system. Students will be expected to become familiar with the statutes and case law shaping the law of criminal procedure. Students will also be encouraged to consider the adequacy of our procedural laws and whether reform is appropriate. The unit examines: courts exercising criminal jurisdiction; the commencement of criminal proceedings; bail; search, seizure and forensic procedures; police questioning; identification evidence; the role of the DPP, Crown Solicitor and Counsel and Police in the prosecution of offences; the accused's pleadings and the jury system.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - 2 Part Bail Application- 40% total

Part A: Oral Presentation (4 minutes)- 20%

Part B: Written Submission (1000 words) - 20%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

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