Justice and Outcomes VCE Legal Studies Unit 3&4 Student book + obook assess

Fourteenth Edition

Lisa Filippin, Margaret Beazer, Annie Wilson, Peter Farrar

Justice and Outcomes VCE Legal Studies Unit 3&4 Student book + obook assess

Fourteenth Edition

Lisa Filippin, Margaret Beazer, Annie Wilson, Peter Farrar

ISBN:

9780190310363

Binding:

Paperback + obook

Published:

2 Jan 2018

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Description

Victoria’s most trusted legal studies series has been updated for the 2018–2022 VCE Legal Studies study design offering complete support for VCE teachers and their students in 2018 and beyond.

Teachers and students alike will experience immediate benefit from the enhancements offered in these new editions.

  • All content explicitly aligned to the 2018–2022 VCE Legal Studies study design
  • Content developed by expert teachers: accurate, trusted, in-depth and appropriately levelled
  • A new, simplified structure with content organised into manageable 2, 4 or 6 page topics
  • Clear, simple and unambiguous language with visuals on every spread
  • Margin glossary definitions  on every page support students at the point of learning
  • Engaging and age-appropriate case studies
  • Comprehensive student and teacher digital support on obook assess including answers to every question in the book, assessment support, exam preparation videos, worksheets and more.

A range of new chapter features will give students of all abilities the best chance at experiencing success in VCE Legal Studies.

  • New: The Legal Toolkit at the front of each Student book provides clear course information, tips for success, advice on mastering legal citation and a motivational exploration of careers in law
  • New: A short introductory chapter at the beginning of each major unit covers essential prior-knowledge to launch students successfully into the main course content
  • New: ‘Check your learning’ questions at the end of every topic are levelled according to Bloom’s taxonomy to allow for differentiation. Answers are to every question in the Student book are provided on Teacher obook assess
  • New: ‘Going further’ content provides additional background information and opportunities for for students who want to gain a richer understanding and thrive on challenge
  • New: ‘Study tips’ are short notes provided throughout designed to explicitly help students to achieve better results on school-based and external assessment tasks.

Contents

Chapter 1: Legal toolkit  

1.1 Introduction to VCE Legal Studies Units 3 & 4  
1.2 How to succeed in VCE Legal Studies  
1.3 Mastering legal citation  
1.4 Careers in the law  

Chapter 2: Introduction to Unit 3  

2.1 The nature of laws and their purpose  
2.2 The Australian Constitution  
2.3 Law makers in Australia  
2.4 Criminal law and civil law  
2.5 The rule of law  
Chapter 2 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 3: Introduction to the Victorian criminal justice system  

3.1 Introduction to the criminal justice system  
3.2 The principles of justice  
3.3 Key concepts in the Victorian criminal justice system  
3.4 The rights of an accused  
3.5 The rights of victims  
Chapter 3 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 4: Determining a criminal case  

4.1 The role of institutions available to assist an accused  
4.2 The purposes of committal hearings  
4.3 Plea negotiations  
4.4 Sentence indications  
4.5 The Victorian court hierarchy 
4.6 The responsibilities of the judge and jury in a criminal trial 
4.7 The responsibilities of the parties and legal practitioners in a criminal trial  
4.8 The purposes of sanctions  
4.9 Types of sanctions  
4.8 Sentencing factors  
Chapter 4 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 5: Reforming the criminal justice system  

5.1 Costs factors  
5.2 Time factors  
5.3 Cultural differences  
5.4 Other factors  
5.5 Recent reforms  
5.6 Recommended reforms  
Chapter 5 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 6: Introduction to the Victorian civil justice system  

6.1 Introduction to the civil justice system  
6.2 The principles of justice  
6.3 Key concepts in the Victorian civil justice system  
6.4 Factors to consider when initiating a civil claim  
Chapter 6 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 7: Resolving a civil dispute  

7.1 Dispute resolution bodies: Consumer Affairs Victoria and the Victorian Civil  and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)  
7.2 The purposes of civil pre-trial procedures  
7.3 The reasons for a Victorian court hierarchy in determining civil cases  
7.4 The responsibilities of key personnel in a civil trial  
7.5 Judicial powers of case management  
7.6 Methods used to resolve civil disputes  
7.7 The purposes of remedies  
7.8 Types of remedies  
Chapter 7 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 8: Reforming the civil justice system  

8.1 Costs factors 
8.2 Time factors 
8.3 Accessibility factors  
8.4 Recent reforms  
8.5 Recommended reforms  
Chapter 8 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 9: Introduction to Unit 4  

9.1 The historical development of the British parliament 
9.2 The federation of Australia  
9.3 The parliaments of Australia  
9.4 The meaning of the rule of law 

Chapter 10: The people and the Constitution  

10.1 Introduction  
10.2 The roles of the Crown and the Houses of Parliament in law-making  
10.3 The division of constitutional law-making powers  
10.4 The significance of section 109  
10.5 The ways in which the Australian Constitution acts a check on parliament in law-making  
Chapter 10 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 11: Changing and protecting the Constitution

11.1 High Court cases and sections 7 and 24 of the Australian Constitution  
11.2 Referendums  
11.3 The High Court and the division of law-making powers  
11.4 The external affairs power  
Chapter 11 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Chapter 12: The parliament  

12.1 The roles of the Houses of Parliament 
12.2 The representative nature of parliament 
12.3 Political pressures 
12.4 Restrictions on law-making powers  
Chapter 12 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task

Chapter 13: The courts

13.1 Introduction  
13.2 The roles of the Victorian courts and the High Court in law-making  
13.3 Statutory interpretation  
13.4 The doctrine of precedent 
13.5 Judicial conservatism 
13.6 Judicial activism 
13.7 Cost and time in bringing a case to court 
13.8 The requirement for standing 
13.9 The relationship between courts and parliament in law-making  
Chapter 13 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task

Chapter 14: Law reform  

14.1 Reasons for law reform 
14.2 Individuals influencing law reform  
14.3 The role of the media in law reform  
14.4 The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) 
14.5 Parliamentary committees  
14.6 Royal Commissions  
14.7 The ability of parliament and the courts to respond to the need for law reform  
Chapter 14 Review: Chapter summary, revision questions and practice assessment task  

Glossary  
Acknowledgements
List of acts and cases  
Index

Authors

Authors Lisa Filippin, Margaret Beazer, Annie Wilson and Peter Farrar bring their years of classroom experience to the new editions and provide unparalleled depth and coverage in an easy to read, easy to understand and easy to master format.

Lisa Filippin is an experienced solicitor, teacher, assessor and examiner. She is currently a practising solicitor, working predominantly in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency. Prior to working as a solicitor, Lisa taught at Melbourne Girls Grammar in the areas of Legal Studies and Business Management and was also the Year 10 Coordinator.
Lisa has held several roles involving exam development, assessment and curriculum development, and was involved in the re-accreditation of the VCE Legal Studies course in 2009–2010 and 2016–17.

Margaret Beazer has been involved with Legal Studies in Victoria for many years. She has been writing Legal Studies text books since 1990 and ran her own publishing business for many years. Prior to publishing and authoring, Margaret taught Legal Studies at Monash High School and Trinity Grammar School; worked in curriculum development for the then Board of Studies; and was the Legal Studies State Reviewer for over 20 years.

Annie Wilson is an experienced VCE Legal Studies and commerce teacher who has been passionately teaching and developing curriculum materials for over 30 years. She is the author of numerous textbooks and has prepared a range of teaching and learning resources for various publishers and subject associations including the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association (VCTA). Annie is currently teaching at Camberwell Girls Grammar School and is actively involved in providing professional development to VCE Legal Studies teachers and student revision lectures.

Peter Farrar has taught VCE Legal Studies for over 25 years. He is passionate about learning and teaching and is highly skilled at developing a range learning materials to meet the needs of a diverse range of students. During his career, he has authored over 20 books and also served in numerous senior leadership roles. Peter is actively involved with the VCTA, and has been a regular presenter at Comview since 1992. He currently teaches at Star of the Sea College.

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