LAWS6035 - Criminal Procedures
- Examine the processes of the criminal justice system.
- Consider its successive and main stages and roles of the principal participants in the system, particularly the police, suspects, accused persons, prosecutors, defence counsel, judges and experts.
- Study topics including: processes of criminal justice in New South Wales and Australia.
The context: fair trials and the protection of human rights; the interrogation of suspects and accused persons; search and seizure; electronic surveillance; arrest and custody; forensic procedures; committal proceedings; coronial proceedings; trial process and parties; the admissibility of confessions and complaints; expert opinion evidence; illegally and improperly obtained evidence and discretionary; admissionVictims of crime; the jury; sentencing procedure; appeal procedure
Semester 1 Intensive
8, 9 & 22, 23 March 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Exam (60%)
- 1 x 3,000 Word Essay (40%)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.