Legal Studies HSC Course: Study Guide - Core Topics: Crime and Human Rights

Author: Mohan Dhall, Publisher: Five Senses

This book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of criminal law in NSW and human rights protections - both domestic and global. The book details each of the following aspects of criminal law: classifying crimes, the processes of investigating crime, the operation of the criminal law in respect of the gathering of evidence, trial and sentencing processes, young offenders and international crime and criminal law processes.

Human rights is discussed with reference to the articulation and development of human rights in formal legal documents. The subtlety of first, second and third generation rights is explored as are limitations in human rights protections arising from issues of State sovereignty.



  • Introduction
  • The Meaning of Crime
  • The criminal investigation process - Police Powers
  • Criminal trial process
  • Sentencing and punishment
  • Young offenders
  • International crime

Human Rights

  • The definition of human rights
  • Developing recognition of human rights
  • Promoting and enforcing human rights
  • Human rights in Australia
  • A Charter of Rights (arguments for and against)

    • Appendix 1
    • Appendix 2
    • Answers to review activities
More Information
Year Level Year 12
Date of Publication 2014
ISBN 9781741309683
Subject Legal Studies
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