MLP103 - Police and the Law
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Cohort rule:||(Not available to Bachelor of Laws students)|
|Contact hours:||2 x 1 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week|
Note:You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
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 1 (Individual) - Written Assignment (2000 words) - 30%
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Cloud (Online) Multiple Choice Test - 20%
Examination (2 hours) - 50%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.