Courses & Units

Investigation for Frontline Officers LAW477

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

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.

Summary

Unit name Investigation for Frontline Officers
Unit code LAW477
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 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
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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Teaching

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Textbooks

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