Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CRIM1001, CRIM1004 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignments; Examination 50%.
Topic description

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.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • 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
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critique the aims of the criminal justice system
  2. Critique criminal justice institutions in Australian and abroad
  3. Analyse decision making within criminal justice in Australian and abroad
  4. Judge institutional responses to crime and victims
  5. Recognise examples and instances of injustice in the above systems, institutions, decision making and responses
  6. Read and analyse basic criminological texts
  7. Use criminological databases

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.