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CRIM12-250: 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 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

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 opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022