Police, Courts and Corrections
Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ112 | 2024
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:
- Define and reflect upon conceptualisations of "justice".
- Identify and define the aims, functions and processes of the criminal justice system and the roles of its key actors.
- Describe the processes by which alleged offenders are investigated, brought to trial, sentenced and punished.
- 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.
- Develop skills in oral and written communication and in delivering and incorporating peer-feedback.
- Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
- Police powers
- The criminal trial
- Punishment and sentencing
- Rehabilitation, restoration, and prevention
Police, Courts and Corrections explains the processes that govern the way crimes are investigated, tried, and punished. The course begins with an overview of the aims and functions of the criminal justice system with consideration for the laws and justice principles that underpin it. It then examines the roles and functions of the police, courts and corrective services and the process through which a criminal case progresses through the system, concluding with some reflections on alternatives to traditional practice. Throughout this course, consideration is given to understanding the powers, responsibilities and accountabilities of key criminal justice actors as well as the application of justice principles within the system. The course particularly references the Queensland criminal justice system, however general principles are common to all Australian systems.
- Reflective Presentation (25%)
- Incident Report (25%)
- Final Exam (30%)
- Collaborative Assessment (20%)
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GRF-CCJ12 (Not currently available)
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