Whether you are moving into an entry-level policing or criminal justice role, or are already employed in the field and wish to expand upon your existing knowledge, this course is ideal professional development for you.
The Introduction to Criminal Law and Justice is an online professional development program that will provide you with an understanding of the Australian criminal justice system.
In this online criminal law and justice course you will explore the law and society, the changing nature of law and criminal law, including the elements of crime, presumption of innocence and the different types of crimes.
You will also explore crime and punishment, crime trends, the role of police in crime prevention and control and the role of the courts in administering justice to perpetrators of crime.
On completion of this course you will gain the confidence to strive for promotional opportunities and further your professional career in policing or criminal justice roles.
Unit: Criminal Law and Justice
Law and society
The need for rules
Changing nature of law
Introduction to criminal law
Role of Federal Parliament
Role of State Parliament
Heads of power
Elements of a crime
Presumption of innocence
Age of criminal responsibility
Participants in a crime
Defences for crimes
Crimes against property
Crimes against the person
Crime and punishment
Investigating a crime
Questioning suspects and witnesses
Charging the suspect
Rights of those in custody
Powers to detail
Sanctions under criminal law
Trends in crime
The impact of crime
Alternatives to court
The trial process
Features of a fair trial
Rights of the defendant
Role of court personnel
Trial by jury
Types of sanctions
Prisons and community corrections
Prisons and prisoners
Coping with imprisonment
Justice and policing
Institutions of crime control
Media image of police
Traditional policing model
Community policing model
Judicial decisions and sentencing
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.