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1 Criminal Justice System

2 Three arms of the Criminal Justice System

3 POLICING why do you want to be a police officer?
Interact with the group. Allow them to identify all the reasons they want to be police. The common themes will be…variety, job security, career, helping people, uniform, fast cars and guns.

4 PSPGOV402B Deliver and monitor service to clients
Assessment Workbook

5 Written tasks 1 & 2 What attributes do you believe you have that would make you a good police officer?

6 I know what I want to say but I can’t write it down!
Common concern I know what I want to say but I can’t write it down! If you can speak English, you can write English

7 Formal rules of writing
Correct font: Arial is a preferred font for writing (size 12)_ Calibri is acceptable (size 11 or 12) Times New Roman should only be used for letters Correct spacing: 1.5 is preferred spacing Set paragraphs at ‘0’ before and after Correct grammar and spelling Good attention to detail


9 Written word There are some differences between the formal written word and the spoken word: No contractions (don’t, won’t, couldn’t) No abbreviations (etc, eg.) No first person (I, we, me, you) No slang (yous) No swearing (unless in court documentation) No text message language (2 u, WTF)

10 Big words Big words are not the key to good writing. Consider the following: State what is necessary Use good sentence structure Use simple plain English Write what you want to say – and then adjust the structure if necessary Instead of : For a moment it appeared that the precipitation would render the need for a whole new wardrobe. Try: This much rain will ruin their clothes

11 Some tips Numbers between one and ten should be written as words
Numbers over ten should be written as numerals – 11, 12, 13 Etc is a word and should be written as etcetera Eg. Should be written as For example

12 Formal English manners
Always assume that the reader knows nothing about your discussion Do not use upper case for emphasis – this is shouting at the reader Do not use italics for emphasis Do not use bold font except for headings

13 Presentation Formal writing does not require pictures or coloured text
No need to indent paragraphs All text should be aligned on the left A single enter space between paragraphs Make your document something worthy of presentation to the Commissioner of Police



16 BSBLEG413A Interpret and apply the legal framework
Assessment Tasks

17 BSBLEG413A Welcome to your first justice-related unit
Assessment tasks include: Court assignment Systems of Trial Essay Online theory quiz

18 Assessment task one – Court assignment
What does the Court system look like? Why is it important that the Court system has a hierarchy? Understand certain elements of the court system: Current Chief Justice of High Court Current Chief Magistrate Difference between a Magistrate and Judge What is the role of a barrister? What does the Sheriff’s Officer do? What are the amounts that dictate which court a civil matter will be heard in? What is the role of each court in the hierarchy? Flow chart plus report type format

19 Differences between the State and Federal Courts
State Court System Federal Court System High Court Supreme Court of Appeal/Criminal Court of Appeal Supreme Court District Court Magistrates Court Tribunals High Court Federal Court of Appeal Federal Court Family Court Federal Magistrates Court

20 Australian High Court Highest court in the land
Original jurisdiction for matters relating to the Constitution Appellate jurisdiction for matters on appeal from lower courts Permission must be granted to appeal to the High Court




24 Qld Supreme Court First erected in 1876
Destroyed by an arsonist in 1968 Civil matters of a certain value Serious criminal matters Appeals from lower courts Presided over by judges FIRST BRISBANE SUPREME COURT


26 Brisbane Magistrates Court building, housing District and Supreme Court
New technology inside the new Magistrates Court

27 Supreme Court Justice Always robed and gowned
Chief Justice wears the long wig Remaining justices wear the shorter wigs Chief Justice Dormer Andrews

28 Qld District Court Middle court in hierarchy
Civil matters between a certain financial amount Indictable criminal offences and criminal matters for imprisonment greater than 3 years Hears appeals from Magistrates Courts Rockhampton District Court

29 Qld Magistrates Court Lowest court in the hierarchy
Hears most criminal matters at commencement Hears minor criminal matters Civil matters less than a certain financial amount Presided over by Magistrates


31 Federal Court Based in Canberra but sits all over Australia
Matters relating to Federal jurisidiction Consistent application for laws across the country Presided over by Judges A.C.T FEDERAL COURT

32 Federal Magistrates Court
Newly established court with first appointments in 2000 Designed to relieve the burden off the Federal Court Presided over by Federal Magistrates Federal Court Melbourne, housing High Court, Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court

33 Assessment task two - essay
The adversarial system means that the best lawyer wins, rather than the truth prevails. Do you agree or disagree?’ The essay should include the following: An explanation of the adversarial system An explanation of the inquisitorial system as it compares to the adversarial system An explanation of how the adversarial system may be based on the abilities of the lawyers rather than a search for the truth An explanation of how the adversarial system discovers the truth in matters, if relevant A conclusion about the topic – do you agree or disagree with this concept? Anything you believe is relevant to your argument The essay must be a minimum of 500 words

34 Assessment task three – theory quiz
Understanding of the legal framework Understanding of the basic principles of law Criminal and civil proceedings Law making process Interpreting legislation Answer all the review questions in unit guide 35 true/false, short answer, multiple choice and matching type questions


36 Units of competency – JSSC (study area 1)
PSPGOV402B Deliver and monitor service to clients BSBLEG413A Identify and apply the legal framework QLD594JUS01A Communicate with clients on justice related issues QLD594JUS01A Apply criminal law PSPETHC501A Promote the values and ethos of public service

37 Units of competency- C4 (study area 2)
QLD594JUS02A Prepare documentation for court proceedings QLD594JUS03A Analyse social justice issues BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness CSCOFM305A Supervise offenders

38 Units of competency- Dip (study area 3)
PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers CSCORG605A Research issues and concerns in correctional services QLD595JUS02A Apply procedural and evidentiary rules QLD595JUS03A Apply crime, punishment and victimology issues PSPGOV508A Manage conflict

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