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  1. Politics and Law 2B Revision

  2. Exam Layout • Section 1- Short Answer Parts A,B and C. Choose 4 of 6 • Section 2- Source Analysis Parts A-E. Choose 1 of 2 • Section 3- Essays Choose 1 of 2

  3. Exam Tips • Answer the Question • Look at marks allocation • Using reading time to choose Q’s • Plan essay • Structure answers correctly- Essays and short answer C questions

  4. Exam Tips • Provide examples • Evaluate ie/ pros, cons and summary • Always conclude • Refer to sources in Section 2 • Proof read

  5. Content • Part 3- Elections and democracy • Pgs 254- 365 • Part 4- Natural justice and legal processes • Pgs 365-446

  6. Elections and democracy • Functions of elections? (pg 256) • Electoral procedures? (257) • Electoral Systems? (257) • Major requirements for democratic elections? (257) • Gerrymandering/ malapportionment?

  7. Elections and democracy • Electoral rights?(262-264) • Fixed terms? • Maximum terms? • Public funding of elections? (266) • Compulsory voting- Positives and negatives? (270) • Electoral procedure (272)

  8. Elections and democracy • Representation and democracy • Models of Representation? (280) • Representation in the HOR? (281) • Representation in the Senate? (284) • Reforms? (287) • Malapportionment in WA. +’s and -’s (295)

  9. Electoral Systems • Define (302) • Majoritarian systems- • Single member electorate- define, advantages and disadvantages. • First past the post- how does it work, advantages and disadvantages. • Preferential -how it works, advantages and disadvantages.

  10. Electoral systems • Proportional systems - (310) • How does it work?, advantages and disadvantages. • What is the ‘Australian electoral compromise’? (315) • Reforms? (319)

  11. Electoral Participation • Key features/trends? (326) • Emerging changes? • Voter volatility? • Factors affecting voting behaviour? • Institutional, long, short and medium term? • Examples from 2007 election?(351) • Electoral redistribution and incumbency?

  12. Justice and legal process • Procedural or natural justice?(372) • Features of adversarial system? (372) • Strengths/ weaknesses? (383) • Imperfections of civil law cases?(388) • Imperfections of criminal law cases? (388) • Suggested reforms?(414-415)

  13. Justice and legal process • Judgment of law?(392) • Judgment of fact? (392) • Objectives of criminal sanctions? (247) • ADR’s - define(420), Civil law examples (420), criminal law examples(426), pro’s and con’s(421) • Alternative courts, restorative justice(432) • Inquisitorial system (439)

  14. Justice and legal process • Good luck • Study and you will be confident • See you next year!