- 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.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
This is not an introductory subject, it is a third year subject. You must have a basic understanding of the first and second year criminology subjects. 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 course. 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.
No special requirements
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.
- Essay (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Online Quiz (20%)