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On-campus workshops

Criminology and intelligence training

Students work in teams to solve a fake crime. As ‘junior detectives’, students will analyse three pieces of evidence to identify potential suspects, develop a line of questioning to interview the suspects and catch the criminal. This activity focuses on team work, critical thought and communication skills.

Year level
8-9
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
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Relevant to students taking legal studies or SOSE
Location
On-campus

Jury selection

Students are introduced to the jury system and its importance in the Australian legal system and learn about the process of becoming a juror. After this session students will understand the role of the jury in the trial process and how jurors are selected. This activity encourages team building, problem solving, critical analysis and good communication skills.

Year level
9-12 (can be adapted for other year levels)
Class size
Up to 25 students
Duration
45 minutes
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Relevant to students taking legal studies or SOSE
Location
QUT Kelvin Grove campus

Rules are cool!

This activity helps students understand the importance of rules, the rule-making process and the role of the student. Students will be introduced to the relationship between rules and laws and create rules around a scenario. In doing so, students will learn the test determining whether rules are just or unjust; the similarities between rules and laws and why laws are important. This activity encourages team building and basic skills in the areas of critical thought and communication.

Year level
6-7
Class size
Up to 25 students
Duration
45 minutes
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Relevant to students taking civics and citizenship
Location
On-campus

Sticky fingers

Students are given an understanding of what detectives do. They will have the opportunity to identify their fingerprints; test their observational skills and use written evidence to solve a crime.

Year level
7
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
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Relevant to students taking English
Location
On-campus

The Detective

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of being a detective through participating in various activities. The activities will involve testing their observational skills and fingerprinting. If time permits, students will use written evidence to solve a murder. Through participating in these activities students will demonstrate their ability to think like a detective.

Year level
10
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
45 minutes
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Relevant to students taking legal studies and SOSE
Location
On-campus

On-campus or in-school workshops

Mock trial

Mock trials based on fairy tales allow students to play parts of judges, the bailiff, witnesses, defence counsel and prosecution counsel, alleged guilty party and jurors. This interactive activity enables students to question witnesses and the alleged guilty party; understand the court process and be introduced to legal terminology.

Year level
10-12 (can be adapted for other year levels)
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
50 minutes
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Relevant to students taking legal studies or SOSE
Location
In-school or on-campus

Politician for a day

Students have the opportunity to propose new school rules and form opposing parties to debate whether the rules should be passed. Students experience first-hand the democratic voting system through brainstorming, problem solving, team work and public speaking.

Year level
6-9
Class size
Up to 30 students
Duration
50 minutes
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Relevant to students taking legal studies or SOSE
Location
In-school or on-campus