PPP152 Law Policy & Procedure 1A (8)

This subject examines general duties policing within NSW and the theory of policing in a liberal democratic society. It focuses on the rule of law, with particular emphasis on criminal and traffic law enforcement. It also focuses on the role of police in upholding and enforcing the law in the criminal justice system.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Term 1 (75)
Online *
Goulburn Campus
Term 2 (15)
Online *
Goulburn Campus
Term 3 (45)
Online *
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP152. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Policing Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR as a critical thinking framework in policing scenarios
  • be able to explain the legislative framework that underpins policing in NSW
  • be able to explain the role of police within the NSW criminal justice system
  • be able to outline the structure of the NSW Police Force
  • be able to identify various offences and apply appropriate legislative solutions to them


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The STOPAR model of professional decision-making;
  • The roles and responsibilities of police within the NSW criminal justice system including the structure and history of NSW policing and Police Legitimacy as an element of the social contract;
  • The critical function of police discretion in upholding the law; and
  • Interpreting the law as a crucial skill required by police in areas such as property damage offences and minor traffic offences.

Residential School

This subject contains a 11 day Compulsory Residential School.

The 11 days covers all three subjects due to the integrated nature of the delivery of the curriculum.

Lectures, tutorials, cops training, practical simulations and role plays to provide practice and application opportunity.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.