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    Question about choosing related texts

    People tend to relay the message that overused texts should be veered away from, because from repetitive markings year after year, the marker will have a pretty solid understanding of values, context and belonging-related ideologies of your text, thereby honing in more quickly within the small...
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    the positive an negatives of Discretion in the criminal investigation system.

    you would never get this as an essay question, but things you could discuss; (Positives - with regards to the discretionary powers of police, based upon the severity of crime and availability of resources - can investigate cases they feel are more indictable - within the boundaries of such laws...
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    2011 legal studies crime essay

    Also did this question in the HSC. Threw me at first, had to leave it till the end, but answered it without much difficulty as in reality, it was a very open-ended question. Talked about the tensions involving police powers - discretionary powers eg. warrants as balancing this in providing...
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    Is larceny a summary or an indictable offense?

    Larceny is summary because it is basically taking things without returning them. If it turns out to be a large amount of cash/property stolen, and a more indictable offence, it would then come under robbery. Cheers.
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    "Assess the effectiveness of the criminal justice system as a means of achieving just

    Re: "Assess the effectiveness of the criminal justice system as a means of achieving Criminal trial process, you say? I like essay questions like this, because if you have a holistic understanding/snapshot of the syllabus itself, you can methodically insert the corresponding sections with which...
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    Studying? How much is enough?

    Hi, 99.3 ATAR here for the 2011 HSC. In my opinion, I completely frown upon general discussions that debate the tediousness of 'How much study should I be doing per day?' or 'Am I doing enough study to get said mark?'. In reality, the general 'study' times are bogus. Find what works for you - if...
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    What exacty did people right about for CRIME?

    To what extent do courts achieve justice within the criminal justice system Courts to a great extent achieve justice within the criminal justice system, evident within the investigation, trial and sentencing processes. However, while they do remain an integral part of the criminal justice system...
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    General Thoughts: Legal Studies

    Your stance on the questions seems to holistically disprove the statement altogether. That's quite a bold move, because your scope can only focus on negatives. Whilst there are negatives, I think everyone has at least a few things exemplifying the court processes (at least its operations which...
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    General Thoughts: Legal Studies

    Discuss means give both sides. It requires higher order thinking, like Assess or Evaluate-type questions.
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    General Thoughts: Legal Studies

    The Charter of Rights question wouldn't be that hard. Example: A Charter of Rights, a document outlining and enshrining the basic rights and freedoms to which Australians are entitled, would be beneficial as it would improve Australia's social standing and bring it in line with other democratic...
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    General Thoughts: Legal Studies

    Out of curiosity, could someone please post the questions that were in the Human Rights sections this year, as well as the marks allocated to each questions. Cheers.
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    Multiple Choice

    I think we can all agree that Q 19 is riddled with ambiguity
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    Multiple Choice

    Certainly. Basically, the role of the jury is to hear the evidence presented through cross-examination of both parties, then to decide upon a verdict of guilt or innocence. It is then the role of the judge presiding to pass the appropriate sentence, thereby cancelling out A already. C is just...
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    Multiple Choice

    No, we thought the same last year for a similar ratification/enactment dilemma, but wasn't the case.
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    Multiple Choice

    Not remand, because remand (detainment in custody) suggests that the crime is indictable, whereas the correct answer, bail, supports the maxim of 'innocent till proven guilty' as the accused, whilst restricted, does have some freedoms before attending his/her court case in accordance with their...
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    Multiple Choice

    Hi there, I can confirm that Question 2 is certainly B. There is no way it is A, as the accused has already been charged at the end of the investigation process, where bail/remand issues are deliberated... It is B as a committal hearing (prima facie) is done in a Lower court to see if there is...
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    Multiple Choice

    Certainly, and I'll be quite frank. Basically they can't ask them questions on the train because it tarnishes the fluidity and methodology of the investigation process - i.e. questions can only be asked after the accused has been arrested (during the interrogation process after the caution has...
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    What exacty did people right about for CRIME?

    Saw the question, would address it as follows: -tarnishing the thesis, with the many flaws of the criminal trial process (charge/negotiation plea bargaining) - would bring about Legal aid (pros and cons), adversary system, Legal aid and then briefly on the sentences (also post-sentences eg...
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    Multiple Choice

    Have quickly done the multiple choice section for this year's paper. and quite easy, to be honest: The answers: 1)D 2)B 3)A 4)D 5)B 6)D 7)[B 8)C 9)A 10)B 11)C 12)C 13)D 14)A 15)A 16)D 17)C 18)D 19) The only real trick here - I would say enactment, as ratification allows for 'enactment' into...
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    Multiple Choice

    Can someone please put up the questions. PLEASE
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