PPP150 Investigative Practice 2 (8)


Beyond the investigation and interview techniques studied in PPP146 Investigative Practice 1, this subject examines the additional legal and mandatory requirements of police when investigating more serious and prevalent offences such as domestic violence, stealing and its associated offences, e.g. breaking and entering, fraud, receiving, goods in custody, and traffic offences. This includes the additional details that police are required to include in Briefs of Evidence. The subject also examines the specialised Customer Service and follow-up strategies required when dealing with victims of serious crimes, such as domestic violence.


+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 2
InternalGoulburn Campus
Term 3
InternalGoulburn Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP150
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One termSY/USSchool of Policing Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.  Students will require internet access.
PPP145 and PPP146 and PPP147 or PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154 and PPP155 and PPP156 and PPP157

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking decision-making framework in policing scenarios
  • be able to explain the investigative process applicable to the NSW Police Force as applied to a number of prevalent and more serious offences
  • be able to utilise the PEACE model of investigative interviewing at a basic level in practical simulations
  • be able to undertake investigative and recording functions applicable to the role of General Duties Constable with regards to these prevalent and more serious offences
  • be able to apply basic intelligence gathering processes as the basis of intelligence led policing in scenarios
  • be able to compile a Brief of Evidence in accordance with the standards of the NSW Police Force and NSW criminal justice system with attention to any specialised requirements


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the STOPAR model of professional decision-making
  • investigative techniques applicable to a NSW Police Constable
  • interviewing of suspects, victims and witnesses
  • statement-taking by police in a range of scenario situations
  • Brief of Evidence preparation applicable to a NSW Police Constable
  • court procedure as applicable to a NSW Police Constable
  • customer service and victim care


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.