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MLP103 - Police and the Law

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: 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.

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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2394$2521

* 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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