Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ303 | 2024
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 27 May 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024,
- View 2023 dates
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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About this subject
After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- describe and evaluate current approaches to offender risk and needs assessment
- explain the principles of effective offender rehabilitation
- describe evidence-based interventions for youth and adult offenders
- identify the strengths and limitations of individual-level interventions with youth and adult offenders
- utilise electronic literature databases to locate research reports on specific topics concerning offender rehabilitation
- evaluate empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions with youth and adult offenders.
- Principles of Risk Assessment
- Working with adolescents I: Serious and violent young offenders
- Working with adolescents II: Multisystemic therapy for young offenders
- Working with adults I: Vocational and educational training
- Working with adults II: Cognitive skills
- Working with adults III: Substance abuse
- Working with adults IV: Special populations
- Working with adults V: Understanding and assessing violent and sexually violent behaviour
- Working with adults VI: Treating people with convictions for sexual violence
- Current issues in offender rehabilitation: Challenges in offender rehabilitation
- Putting it all together: Course summary and final exam revision
This subject examines strategies for changing criminal behaviour available within the correctional system, drawing particularly on psychological principles and research. The implications of the various theories of crime causation for correctional programming are considered. A review of specific rehabilitation programs, in institution and community settings, is presented. A critical assessment of the rehabilitation ideal, in terms of ethical, theoretical and practical concerns, is undertaken.
- Assignment One (20%)
- Assignment Two (50%)
- Final exam (30%)
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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-CCJ33 (Not currently available)
This is not an introductory subject. You should complete a number of other first and/or second year 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 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.
No additional requirements
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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80%of students felt the study load was manageable
100%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills
What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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