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MLP103 - Police and the Law

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(Not available to Bachelor of Laws students)
Unit chair:

C Davids

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit aims to provides knowledge and understanding of the Australian legal system and outlines some of the  key areas of procedural law relevant to the work of police officers. Topics covered include police powers around  bail, arrest, custody and police questioning, search and seizure and identification issues including fingerprinting and forensic procedures. The unit  also explores the tension around the  importance of human rights and balancing those rights with the demands of law enforcement and the prevention of crime. Along with an understanding of the actual law relating to the exercise of key police powers the unit takes a socio legal perspective in relation to the emergence of modern policing and key legal principles that impact in this domain.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written Assignment (2000 words) - 30%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Cloud (Online) Multiple Choice Test - 20%

Examination (2 hours) - 50%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2466$2635

* 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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