1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT is the study of the principles and procedures for formally maintaining social order.

The main purpose of this narrow 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 Narrow Field 0911 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 narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

091101  Justice Administration
091103  Legal Studies
091105  Police Studies
091199  Justice and Law Enforcement, n.e.c.

091101 Justice Administration

Justice Administration is the study of the theory and practice of the administrative processes in the justice system.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. confessional evidence
. criminal justice
. court operation

091103 Legal Studies

Legal Studies is the study of the administrative and legal skills required to assist in legal practice.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. basic principles of law
. legal documentation
. legal library operations and utilisation
. legal records


Legal secretarial studies. This is included in Detailed Field 080901 Secretarial and Clerical Studies.

091105 Police Studies

Police Studies is the study of the maintenance of law and order, and crime detection and prevention.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. police administration
. police investigation techniques
. police regulations
. police supervision techniques

091199 Justice and Law Enforcement, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Justice and Law Enforcement not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. correctional studies

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