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.
This unit develops skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable students to work within an investigative unit, and to take the lead in criminal investigations. Students will: explore contemporary techniques and technologies; discuss and analyse communication needs within and across investigations, units, and organisations; analyse ethical and legislative expectations and requirements for investigators and approaches to gathering intelligence and evidence; and assess risks to personnel, the organisation, the community, and the investigation itself.
|Unit name||Investigative Practice|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Caroline Spiranovic
'UTAS trainers Kate Cashman and Caroline Spiranovic and Teaching team of Centre for Investigative Interviewing, Griffith 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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- Lead investigations which will withstand scrutiny and are ethical and lawful
- Describe and apply approaches to maintaining situational awareness beyond individual investigations
- Prepare written and oral investigative reports, records, and briefings to appraise appropriate people of investigation details
- Reflect on your role as an investigator within the criminal justice system
- Maintain and promote a safe working environment for you, your team, related personnel, and the public during criminal investigations
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Online scenarios and legislation (15%); Supervised in-field investigations (60%);
Self-reflection about the role and responsibilities of an investigator (25%)
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