This subject considers the process of identifying, recovering and presenting evidence obtained in the course of investigations. Using recent case studies and court decisions from a number of different jurisdictions, the subject examines in detail the ethical and legal complexities surrounding the gathering and presenting of evidence. Students are challenged to ensure that evidence is gathered in a manner which avoids common pitfalls often experienced by investigators. Emphasis is placed on the need to locate all facts in an investigation, both inculpatory and exculpatory. The subject also explores management processes that ensure an ethical investigation is carried out, and the ethical actions of those involved in all stages of the investigation.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) students only.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST311 in Session 3 2020. 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).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.