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, note-taking, developing statement preparation skills and introduces the compilation of a Brief of Evidence. The PEACE model for investigative interviewing of suspects is introduced.

Availability

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

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

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.

Prerequisites

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 scenarios
  • 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 relating to unwilling/uncooperative participants at an introductory level; and
  • 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.

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;
  • The law as it applies to the court system of NSW; and
  • Basic Brief of Evidence preparation as part of the court process.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PPP156 in Term 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Investigative practice 1b exam
100
2
Practical assessment
0

Residential School

This subject contains a 11 day Compulsory 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 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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