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Punishment, Justice and Reform

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ306 | 2024

Previously GRF-CCJ36

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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Punishment, Justice and Reform

About this subject

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

    1. Describe the diversity of punishment and sentencing options that are available in Australia.
    2. Compare and contrast the key penological principles that inform sentencing and punishment and identify their strengths and limitations.
    3. Compare and contrast the arguments of key social theorists of punishment and identify their strengths and limitations.
    4. Distinguish between penological principles and social theories concerned with punishment.
    5. Apply these principles and theories in the analysis and assessment of programs of sentencing and punishment.

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-CCJ36 (Not currently available)


This is not an introductory subject, it is a third year subject. You should complete other first and second year criminology subjects before starting this subject. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Arts

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