PPP146 Investigative Practice 1 (12)

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 introduces critical and logical thinking, crime scene processes, note-taking and develops statement preparation skills required for the compilation of a Brief of Evidence. The PEACE model for investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and offenders is introduced. There is a component that examines information gathering and the submission of Police Intelligence Reports.

Availability

ADPP Period 1 (08)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 2 (28)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 3 (38)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 4 (48)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 5 (68)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus
ADPP Period 6 (78)
On Campus
Goulburn Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PPP146. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

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 investigative process applicable to the NSW Police Force;
  • be able to perform basic level investigative functions applicable to the role of a General Duties Constable;
  • be able to explain the PEACE model of investigative interviewing at an introductory level;
  • be able to perform basic crime scene processes and functions;
  • be able to explain the importance of information and Intelligence gathering and dissemination in the policing environment; and
  • be able to compile a basic Brief of Evidence in accordance with the standards of the NSW Police Force and the criminal justice system.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The STOPAR model of professional decision-making;
  • The law as it applies to NSW police investigations;
  • basic level investigative functions applicable to the role of a General Duties Constable;
  • the PEACE model of investigative interviewing of witnesses, victims of crime and suspects and statement taking;
  • management 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; and
  • basic Brief of Evidence preparation as part of the court process.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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