Justice and Law Enforcement
Justice and Law Enforcement is the study of the principles and procedures for formally maintaining social order.
The main purpose of this field of education is to develop an understanding of the historical development of the legal system and its role as a framework for the development and maintenance of social order, and the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. It also involves developing an ability to assess and evaluate the reliability of evidence, and analyse and interpret legal issues.
Courses in Justice and Law Enforcement develop skills in:
- advising individuals, groups, organisations and governments on legal responsibilities
- preparing documents relating to court matters and contracts
- preparing legal cases by researching relevant statutes and precedents
- investigating crime and implementing crime prevention strategies
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- 091101 Justice Administration
- Legal Studies
- Police Studies
- Justice and Law Enforcement, n.e.c.
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Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.