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.
This topic aims to: