Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
Semester Availability
1 x 1-hour online lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop fortnightly
2 x 1-hour lecture per semester

Non-Semester Availability
1 x 5-day intensive workshop once-only
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BJS-Bachelor of Justice and Society
1b Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
1c Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1d Admission into BAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
1e Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1f Admission into BLS-Bachelor of Law and Society
1g Admission into BLITTCR-Bachelor of Letters (Criminology)
1h Admission into BLITTCRG-Bachelor of Letters (Criminology) (Graduate Entry)
1i Admission into DIPLCR-Diploma of Letters (Criminology)
1j Admission into BCRIM-Bachelor of Criminology
1k Admission into BCRIMH-Bachelor of Criminology (Honours)
2 9 units of CRIM topics
3 Admission into BLAWLP-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
3a Admission into BLAWLPG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
4 18 Units of LLAW topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k) and 2) or ((3 or 3a) and 4))
Topic description

This topic is based on the presentation and analysis of key national and international issues in criminal justice. It is taught by visiting international scholars and/or current staff. In any year, the topic will centre on particular issues shaping the nature of criminological theory, policing, courts or corrections in particular jurisdictions. Issues which might form the basis of the topic from year to year include: the relationship between race, social marginalisation and mass imprisonment; national and international innovations in court practices; what works in probation and/or prisoner reintegration; how theory and practice diverge and/or converge in various criminal justice settings.

Educational aims

This topic serves as an umbrella topic to accommodate special or one-off offerings in a topical area of criminal justice not currently part of the law curriculum in circumstances when availability of visiting or other staff resources permit. Aims will be drawn up on an ad hoc basis for each offering.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate achievement of the expected learning outcomes associated with the topic description and content that may be approved from time to time in light of the special nature of this umbrella topic