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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction & The history of corrections
    • Correctional goals and models
    • Custodial corrections
    • Community corrections
    • Privatisation
    • Correctional staff
    • The correctional client
    • Experiences of imprisonment
    • Women in corrections
    • Juvenile corrections
    • Indigenous issues in corrections
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will have achieved the following:

  1. an understanding of the historical, philosophical, political and organisational considerations which shape current correctional policies and administration
  2. an understanding of the goals of the correctional system
  3. knowledge of the correctional policies and administrative structures which have been set in place to achieve these goals
  4. knowledge of the constraints which operate to limit the achieving of these goals.
  • Assignment 1 - Major essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Minor essay (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines the origins and development of corrective services in Australia. The correctional system is studied in terms of custodial and non-custodial sanctions, and considers special client populations including men, women, juveniles and Indigenous offenders. The issues of privatisation and deaths in custody are examined.

Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.

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