1 x 2-hour workshop weekly 1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
Assignments; Examination 50%.
In this topic, students explore the institutions and operations of the criminal justice system and assess how crime is managed and justice is delivered in Australia. The topic examines the aims of the criminal justice system, investigating how practices of policing, judging and sentencing produce justice outcomes for offenders and victims. The topic explores how the criminal justice system copes with race and gender, and responds to its own mistakes (miscarriages of justice). Students also question whose interests are served by the operation of the justice system.
In this topic students will:
assess how crime is managed and justice is delivered in Australia
examine the aims of the criminal justice system
investigate how practices of policing, judging and sentencing produce justice outcomes for offenders and victims
examine the effectiveness of punishment
examine how the criminal justice system responds to its own mistakes
Expected learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the topic, students will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in:
critiquing the aims of the criminal justice system
critiquing criminal justice institutions in Australian and abroad
analysing decision making within criminal justice in Australian and abroad
judging institutional responses to crime and victims
recognising examples and instances of injustice in the above systems, institutions, decision making and responses
Students should also have the:
ability to read and analyse basic criminological texts
ability to use criminological databases
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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