Year 10
Year 10
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Law and Order

Imagine what the world would be like if there were no rules or laws. Imagine the world if there was no law enforcement. These are the areas we will be looking at, as we investigate areas of criminal and civil law through the use of news articles and films, that report on real legal cases. You will learn about the police force and you’re human and civil rights. You will learn about our government and whether it is doing enough to represent our community values? Is our legal system fair and does it treat everyone equally? Investigate why our laws need to change and how important this is in maintaining a safe world in which to live.

Law and Order is an introduction to year 11 Legal Studies. Students begin to distinguish between criminal law and civil law through the use of news articles that report on real legal cases. They are introduced to the court hierarchy the way in which they make laws and their law making power as well as Parliament the way it makes laws and its law making power for the whole of Australia and Victoria. Students are introduced to legal terminology that will prove helpful in year 11 Legal Studies along the way. Students will also investigate changes in the law. Here students will investigate why our laws need to constantly change in order to keep up with societies values otherwise our laws become ineffective. Students will also look at the importance of the Victorian charter of Human Rights when governments make laws and the importance of having those rights protected.

Assessment

  • Criminal and Civil Case Folio
  • Oral Presentation on Law Changes
  • Exam