PPP156 Investigative Practice 1B (6)


This subject aims to develop investigative skills in line with the legal requirements of the NSW Police Force and the NSW Criminal Justice System. The subject continues a focus on critical and logical thinking and introduces crime scene processes and the Brief of Evidence. There is a component that examines information gathering and the submission of Police Intelligence Reports.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 2
DistanceGoulburn Campus
Term 3
DistanceGoulburn Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP156
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 termHD/FLSchool of Policing Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students in the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.  Students will require internet access.
PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking decision-making framework in policing
  • perform basic crime scene processes and functions
  • be able to explain the importance of intelligence gathering and dissemination in the policing environment
  • be able to compile a basic Brief of Evidence in accordance with the standards of the NSW Police Force and the NSW criminal justice system


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • the STOPAR model of professional decision-making applied to evidence and intelligence gathering
  • observations of crime scenes and evidence gathering
  • intelligence gathering and reporting in the policing environment
  • the law as it applies to the court system of NSW
  • basic Brief of Evidence preparation as part of the court process.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 11 day residential school. Lectures, tutorials, cops training, pratical simulations & role plays to provide practice and application opportunity. The 11 days covers all three subjects due to the integrated nature of the delivery of the curriculum.


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.