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Youth Justice

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ317 | 2024

Previously GRF-CCJ37

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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Youth Justice

About this subject

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

    1. Present an explanation of the historical and sociological concepts of childhood, youth and youth justice.
    2. Analyse and interpret evidence of the parameters and patterns of youthful offending, and criminological theories that relate specifically to youth crime.
    3. Demonstrate ethical, professional and social communication skills when dealing with youth agencies and organisations.
    4. Conduct research, analyse and present findings to a professional standard.
    5. Apply knowledge of legal conventions that address the interface between young people and youth justice, supported by reference to scholarly literature.

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-CCJ37 (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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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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