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1 Criminal Justice System AN INTRODUCTION

2 Three arms of the Criminal Justice System POLICE COURTS CORRECTIVE SERVICES

3 POLICING why do you want to be a police officer?

4 PSPGOV402B Deliver and monitor service to clients Assessment Workbook

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

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

7  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 Formal rules of writing


9  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) Written word

10  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 Big words

11  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 Some tips

12  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 Formal English manners

13  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 Presentation



16 BSBLEG413A Interpret and apply the legal framework Assessment Tasks

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

18  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 Assessment task one – Court assignment

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

20 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 Australian High Court




24 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 Qld Supreme Court FIRST BRISBANE SUPREME COURT


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

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

28 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 Qld District Court Rockhampton District Court

29 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 Qld Magistrates Court


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

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

33 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 Assessment task two - essay

34  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 Assessment task three – theory quiz


36  PSPGOV402BDeliver and monitor service to clients  BSBLEG413AIdentify and apply the legal framework  QLD594JUS01ACommunicate with clients on justice related issues  QLD594JUS01AApply criminal law  PSPETHC501APromote the values and ethos of public service Units of competency – JSSC (study area 1)

37  QLD594JUS02APrepare documentation for court proceedings  QLD594JUS03AAnalyse social justice issues  BSBRES401AAnalyse and present research information  PSPREG411AGather information through interviews  BSBWOR402APromote team effectiveness  CSCOFM305ASupervise offenders Units of competency- C4 (study area 2)

38  PSPREG401CExercise regulatory powers  CSCORG605AResearch issues and concerns in correctional services  QLD595JUS02AApply procedural and evidentiary rules  QLD595JUS03AApply crime, punishment and victimology issues  PSPGOV508AManage conflict Units of competency- Dip (study area 3)

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