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Secondary Catalogue

Legal Studies

Contains over 19 Videos

Crimes Against the Environment

Crimes Against the Environment

Crimes against the environment take many forms, but it is a complex area of criminology. This programme, presented by Dr Steven Taylor, explores green crime and includes interviews with experts Dr Gary Potter and Dr Matt Follett. It introduces...Show More
International Law and Global Governance

International Law and Global Governance

International law is described as ‘the general principles of law as recognised by civilised nations’. This informative programme adds much needed depth to this broad definition by explaining: state sovereignty, domestic law and international...Show More
The Criminal Investigation Process

The Criminal Investigation Process

This exceptional programme examines the criminal investigation process in Australia via the dramatised story of an armed robbery at a typical suburban convenience store. We provide an introduction to the role of police and the responsibility of...Show More
Rights and Responsibilities for Young People

Rights and Responsibilities for Young People

We live in a society governed by a set of laws. Laws keep us safe, to help us resolve our problems, and to stop people causing harm to others. Every citizen has certain rights and responsibilities as set out by the law - if you do the wrong...Show More
The Law Reform Process

The Law Reform Process

In every modern society the laws that govern its citizens are complex and vital. From traffic law and tax law, through to criminal and family law, there are laws that relate to every part of our lives. Laws play a fundamental role in keeping...Show More
Human Rights

Human Rights

For many of us, the right to express our ideas and live how we choose is something we take for granted. But these rights and many others have come as the result of years of hard work and deliberation. In this programme we learn what human...Show More
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

With the court system in Australia often requiring people to endure protracted and expensive procedures, alternative means of resolving disputes are increasingly important - not just to ensure that disputes are settled fairly and justly, but to...Show More
Justice and Social Responsibility

Justice and Social Responsibility

The term social justice and responsibility is said to be a "Utopian" concept and impossible to achieve. Does this mean that the individuals in society should not try to achieve it? If Australia sought to bridge the gap between the have and the...Show More
First Time Voters

First Time Voters

The 2007 Federal election was a watershed moment in Australian politics; a fresh-faced but inexperienced leader faced a battle-hardened veteran whose ideas, many said, felt stale. With the youth vote targeted like never before, VEA captured the...Show More
An Introduction to Criminal and Civil Law

An Introduction to Criminal and Civil Law

The programme focuses on the differences between criminal and civil law. It begins with a brief description of legal and non-legal rules. It examines what constitutes a criminal act, the difference between a summary and indictable offence and the...Show More
The Adversary System

The Adversary System

This programme investigates the adversary system of trial as used in Australia, United States and the United Kingdom. It examines the key features of the Adversary system, the role of the parties, the role of the judge, the need for rules of...Show More
Court Procedures in Criminal and Civil Law

Court Procedures in Criminal and Civil Law

This programme discusses the differences between criminal and civil procedures. It focuses on the role the Magistrates Court plays in dealing with summary and indictable offences and the trial procedure in the County Court. It looks at the...Show More
Tort Law

Tort Law

Sometimes our everyday actions and choices have significant impact on the experience of other people, even affecting their level of comfort and safety. When an individual breaches the civil rights of another, it is known as a civil wrong or Tort....Show More
Contract Law

Contract Law

This programme investigates the nature of formal and informal contracts. Experts provide clear definitions and dramatised scenarios will help the viewer to understand the complexities of various contracts and the strategies to implement when...Show More
Young People and the Law

Young People and the Law

This programme looks at possible scenarios where young people (aged 10-20) may encounter the law.
A Day In Court: Young People and the Criminal Justice Process

A Day In Court: Young People and the Criminal Justice Process

This programme examines what constitutes a crime, what happens to a person when they commit a crime and what rights they and the police have.
The Objectives of Criminal Punishment

The Objectives of Criminal Punishment

Considers the question "What is the objective of criminal sanctions imposed on individuals found guilty of breaking the community's laws?"
Sentencing: The Attainment of Justice

Sentencing: The Attainment of Justice

Explores the work of Australia's attorney-general, magistrates and judges.
Types of Criminal Sanctions

Types of Criminal Sanctions

How do we punish criminals? What is a "just outcome" for both the individual and the community?