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CRIM12-250: Introduction to Criminal Investigations


This subject introduces you to the policies and practice involved in criminal investigation. You will cover such issues as suspect identification, physical evidence, searches, crime scenes, rules of evidence, as well as general overviews of topical issues for criminal investigators. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of the documents generated during criminal investigations, as well as working with others involved in the criminal justice system, such as pathologists, legal professionals, scenes of crime officers and uniformed police.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of the criminal investigation from note-taking to interviewing and arrest. 2. Apply this theory to a variety of practical situations at an advanced level. 3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to a variety of aspects of criminal investigation. 4. Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021