Law, Crime and Justice
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- 28 Aug 2023
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Understand the treatment of First Nations peoples under Australian law and evaluate proposals for constitutional reform
- Explain the roles and powers of courts, Parliament, and the executive branch of government
- Find legislation, case law and parliamentary materials online, and cite them as research sources
- Critically analyse how politics, political parties and the media influence law reform proposals
- Identify elements of criminal responsibility and apply the law to fact scenarios
- Apply key principles underlying Australia's system of government to case studies of law reform
- Acknowledgement of Country
- Australian Law and Government
- Politics and The Media
- Justice and Liberal-Democracy
- Human Rights
- First Nations Peoples and the Law
- Criminal Responsibility
- The Criminal Justice System
- Case study: Counter-terrorism
- Case Study: Cybercrime
- Review and Conclusion
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- GRF-CCJ13-Law, Government and Justice (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This subject introduces students to law, government, and criminal justice in Australia. It explores how laws are made, the influence of politics on law reform, the role of the media, protections for human rights, and the elements of criminal responsibility. It considers the historical treatment of First Nations peoples in Australia's legal system and the role that law plays in promoting justice and accountability. This knowledge provides a foundation for further study on criminal law and justice systems.
- Online Quiz (10%)
- Short-Answer Assignment (50%)
- Law Application Exercise (20%)
- Reflection Exercise (20%)
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