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MLL218 - Criminal Procedure

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:

M McMahon

Coordinator:

M McMahon (B), M Cookson (S), J Bagust (W), A Foley (X), D Lovett (X-CBD)

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MLP233
Contact hours: 4 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per fortnight
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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

Written Assignment (Essay) 2000-3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1224$1224$2859$2955

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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