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Undergraduate | LTU-LST1PDC | 2024

From Prisons To Detention Centres

Course information for 2024 intake

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Start dates
29 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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From Prisons To Detention Centres

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Critically assess different forms of imprisonment in the past and present taking into account their distinctive development, functions and impacts.
    2. Recognise and appreciate the ethical issues that arise in relation to detention, imprisonment and other forms of confinement.
    3. Critically analyse the nature and role of representations in creating understandings about different forms of confinement and the people and problems associated with them.
    4. Communicate in a clear, coherent and knowledgeable manner about contemporary forms and practices of imprisonment and detention in Australia and selected countries.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HUS1PDC (From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

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.

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