- Unit Introduction and Historical Context Part 1.
- Historical Context Part 2.
- Indigeneity and the Law.
- Indigeneity, Crime and Victimisation.
- Indigeneity and Mainstream Policing.
- Indigenous Policing.
- Indigeneity and Mainstream Courts.
- Indigenous Courts.
- Indigeneity and Punishment.
- Ethnicities, Crime and Victimisation.
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
- Assignment 1 - Essay (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Quiz (20%)
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Drawing on the Australian context, this subject examines the contemporary and historical significance of Indigeneity in structuring patterns of law making, offending, victimisation, criminal justice system responses and experiences; and considers new forms of crime prevention and innovative justice practices. Emerging issues relating to ethnicities, crime, victimisation and the criminal justice system will also be addressed.
In Australia there is on-going public and governmental concern for the recognition of Indigenous peoples rights and, more recently migrant and other culturally diverse groups. Crime control policies/programs and operation of the Australian criminal justice system are frequently critiqued for being inequitable, intolerant and ignorant towards Indigenous peoples and also ethnic minorities. It is essential that students of criminology and criminal justice have an understanding of how Indigeneity and ethnicities impact crime, victimisation and the criminal justice system. The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the foundation from which they can begin to develop this understanding.