A university or college is entitled to take discplinary action under its own internal policies and procedures where one of its students has committed a criminal offence. Care should be taken, however, over the timing and the basis of exercising an internal disciplinary jurisdiction when there is also the possibility of a police investigation or criminal prosecution. Best practice is not to proceed with an internal disciplinary case pending the outcome of actions taken by the law enforcement authorities, although it may be appropriate to suspend a student in appropriate cases until the outcome of the criminal matter is known.