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Postgraduate | GRF-CCJ702 | 2024

Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System

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Examine the principal components of the criminal justice system and question the competing tensions of fairness, justice and effectiveness in a liberal-democracy. Identify emerging issues and analyse the response of allied systems to selected crimes.

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Start dates
15 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will:

    1. Understand the roles of the principal components of the criminal justice system
    2. Understand the competing tensions inherent in a liberal-democratic justice system
    3. Identify and examine key emerging issues in the provision of criminal justice
    4. Understand and critically analyse the response of the criminal justice and allied systems to selected crimes
    5. Further develop your skills in expressing yourself clearly and coherently in writing

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • GRF-MCJ-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice


  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Equivalent subjects

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-MCCJ7002 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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