MLT345 - Criminal Justice Study Tour
2018 unit information
Trimester 2: Study Tour
This unit requires students to attend a supervised overseas study tour in North Carolina and Washington, USA:
North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Special enrolment procedure applies.
Enrolment in this program is by application only. Applications for 2018 programs will open on the following dates:
- T2 2018 programs – March 2018
- T3 2018 programs – July 2018
This study tour will examine selected topics in criminal procedure and criminal justice in the United States. The specialist curriculum content will be taught at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), by leading academics. In addition, local practitioners - including a State District Court Judge - will provide an insight into the practical workings of the criminal justice system. The course will provide an excellent basis on which to develop a comparative perspective on the operation of the criminal justice system in the United States and Australia. While based in Chapel Hill, students will have access to a prestigious American Law School, live in an American University town and be exposed to an American Law School teaching model (which is somewhat different to the approach usually adopted in Australian Law Schools).
The second phase of the program will be located in Washington DC. Further input into the program will come through the contribution of prosecutors working for the Department of Justice (specialising in organised crime and drug prosecutions) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Students will be based on the Georgetown University Campus Conference Centre. While in Washington students will have the opportunity to visit the United States Supreme Court. There will also be opportunities to visit Congress and other iconic legal sites.
Assessment 1 (Individual) – Class attendance and participation, including cultural events and site visits (20%)
Assessment 2 (Individual) – Multiple-choice assessment (paper-based, closed book and invigilated on location): 20%
Assessment 3 (Pairs) - Written Assignment 3,000 words, 60%.
Unit Fee Information
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