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MLL218 - Criminal Procedure

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Brienna Bagaric
Trimester 2: Antje Kreutzmann-Gallasch
Cohort rule:For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:

MLL114 (previously coded MLL214)

Incompatible with: MLP233
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour online independent and collaborative learning activities plus 1 x 1 hour class (large group interactive learning experience) plus 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

From Trimester 2 2020

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 hour)  + 1 hour large group interactive learning experience + 2 hour seminar per week 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour online independent and collaborative learning activities plus 1 x 1 hour class (large group interactive learning experience - live streamed and recording provided) plus 1 x 2 hour seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week

From Trimester 2 2020:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 hour)  + 1 hour large group interactive learning experience + 2 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week

 

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.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate knowledge of the statutes and case law shaping the law of criminal procedure and acquire a practical understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system including: powers of arrest and search; the lawful conduct of forensic procedures; the reliability of identification evidence; the principles that will determine whether bail is granted; the rule against double jeopardy, and the rules relating to jury selection and the role of juries.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Construct a persuasive narrative, orally and in writing, to justify or oppose the granting of bail

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Exercise critical thinking and judgement to apply the discipline knowledge to factual scenarios.

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Apply legal reasoning to generate and articulate accurate and relevant responses to authentic legal problems in the discipline.

GLO5: Problem solving

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 

Assessment 1 (Individual) - 2 Part Bail Application

Part A: Oral Presentation

Part B: Written Submission

Part A: 4 minutes

Part B: 1000 words

40% total

Part A: 20%

Part B: 20%

Week 9
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL218 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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