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Police, Courts and Corrections

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ112 | 2024

Previously GRF-CCJ12

Get an overview of the criminal justice system, from police investigations all the way through to sentencing and rehabilitation. Understand how criminal trials proceed, and the key players involved. Analyse less traditional approaches to justice.

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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Police, Courts and Corrections

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Define and reflect upon conceptualisations of "justice".
    2. Identify and define the aims, functions and processes of the criminal justice system and the roles of its key actors.
    3. Describe the processes by which alleged offenders are investigated, brought to trial, sentenced and punished.
    4. Describe and critique the contemporary practices of the criminal justice system and its actors in relation to issues such as powers, discretion, accountability, misconduct, fairness and efficacy.
    5. Develop skills in oral and written communication and in delivering and incorporating peer-feedback.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

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-CCJ12 (Not currently available)

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0.125 EFTSL
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