PPP149 Law, Policy and Procedure 2 (12)

This subject examines a number of offences in New South Wales such as domestic violence offences, traffic offences, larceny and its associated offences, i.e. break enter and commit serious indictable offence, fraud, receiving and goods in custody.

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of these offences, related offences and associated areas of law are crucial to the operational NSW Police Force Officers. This subject provides the opportunity to examine these offences in detail in order to acquire an understanding of the critical issues and elements involved.


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: PPP149. 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.


( PPP145 and PPP146 and PPP147 ) or ( PPP152 and PPP153 and PPP154 and PPP155 and PPP156 and PPP157 )

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply STOPAR (stop, think, observe, plan, act and review) as a critical thinking framework in policing scenarios;
  • be able to identify the elements of various offences;
  • be able to explain and apply appropriate skills and decision making when dealing with various offences in practical scenarios;
  • be able to explain and apply appropriate NSW Police Force policy and procedure, strategies and legislation to policing scenarios; and
  • be able to demonstrate a satisfactory understanding and knowledge of key police powers and their application in an operational policing context.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The STOPAR model of professional decision-making;
  • Legal and policing issues underpinning larceny and associated offences;
  • Legal issues underpinning domestic violence offences;
  • NSWPF policies and procedures related to domestic violence offences;
  • Legal issues underpinning traffic offences; and
  • NSWPF policies and procedures related to traffic offences.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PPP149 in Period 6 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).

Item Number
Value %
Mid-term exam
End-of term exam
End-of-term police powers exam

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.