Please note, this unit is only available to students approved for study in the Investigative Practice specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building on basic investigation and interviewing skills developed through previous training or in the workplace, this unit develops skills that will enable each student to conduct simple investigations on their own. Students will engage with contemporary literature regarding investigative techniques and technologies, intelligence gathering and evaluation, and questioning techniques that minimise errors and enable free narratives. Students will interact with skilled practitioners to discuss and develop understandings of and skills in: searches, written and oral briefings for internal and external audiences, physical evidence management, court file development, and the determination and following of investigative leads.
|Unit name||Investigation for Frontline Officers|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Helen Cockburn
Dr Helen Cockburn; Dr Rebecca Bradfield; Teaching team of Centre for Investigative Interviewing, Deakin University
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- Detail and adhere to requirements of legislation and jurisdictional policies and procedures relating to investigations, including informant management and the interviewing of witnesses and suspects
- Conduct interviews and interactions suited to the investigative context with a witness and/or suspect in order to obtain relevant, accurate and complete accounts and information
- Conduct a simple investigation and manage physical evidence
- Prepare written and oral investigative reports, records and briefings to appraise appropriate personnel of investigation details
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $1,729.00||091105|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Online scenarios and legislation: a set of multiple choice quizzes, short answer questions, and scenario responses relating to key legislative and departmental requirements related to investigations (10%);
Simulated interviews: 1x suspect interview and 1x witness interview with both witnesses and suspects, including analysis and review of the interview (30%);
In-field investigation: supervised by Tasmania Police mentor/assessor (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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