Courses & Units

Specialist Interviewing LAW474

Hobart

Note:

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 dpfem.enquiries@utas.edu.au.

Introduction

This unit maximises the ability of practitioners to obtain victim’s accounts in an uninterrupted narrative format, leading to fairer outcomes for victims. Students will practice using different question types, and coding of interviews, they will also consider child development, cross-cultural issues, and challenges for people with complex communication needs. The unit will also engage with approaches to interviewing about repeated abuse, the ‘Whole Story’ framework, protocols for questioning witnesses, and making audio visual recordings.

Summary

Unit name Specialist Interviewing
Unit code LAW474
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Doctor Caroline Spiranovic
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the requirements of legislation and relevant protocols for the interviewing of witnesses and suspects in Tasmania
  • Apply appropriate questioning techniques to obtain relevant, accurate, and complete accounts from vulnerable and other witnesses and suspects in relation to complex crimes
  • Apply protocols and frameworks to interviews that are reflective of the context and surrounding investigation
  • Assess the quality of investigative interviews
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091105 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW473

Teaching

AssessmentDirect Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (100%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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