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CRIM12-250: Introduction to Criminal Investigations


This subject introduces students to policies and practice involved in criminal investigation. The subject 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. In addition, it will provide students with 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: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Advance understanding of the theory driving a criminal investigation in all aspects from note taking to interviewing and arrest. 2. Apply this theory to a variety of practical situations at an advanced level. 3. Develop critical thinking skills in relation to a variety of aspects of criminal investigation. 4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

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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