Undergraduate | LTU-LST3LPC | 2023
Law, Policy and Community
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- 31 July 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
Evaluate diverse positions and arguments pertinent to relevant policy debates. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to the production and implementation of social policy.
Present arguments, brief, persuasive, sustained and complex concerning public policy. Summarise research and arguments about relevant policy areas and applicable social theory.
Produce an original, well researched and theorised response to a problem concerning public policy. Recognise the benefit of life long learning to the production and delivery of policy.
Work effectively with a group as a group member and/or a group leader to deliver a critique of policy development and delivery.
- • Vaccination policy.
- • Multiculturalism, inclusion and exclusion.
- • The social contract.
- • Self determination.
- • Critiquing obesity policy.
- • Breastfeeding and neoliberalism.
- • Regulating body modification.
This is the core subject for third year students undertaking a major in Crime Justice and Legal Studies. Using theories, methods and knowledge derived from the Criminology, Legal Studies and the Social Sciences, it examines the relationship between law, policy, social cohesion and change. You will explore how law and policy making processes frame and respond to emerging issues and social problems by focusing on case studies concerning vaccination, health, marriage, criminal law, multiculturalism, mutual obligation, work, the economy and welfare. By focusing on the development and implementation of policy, you will consider the tension between policy aims and their political, legal and social effects. After taking this subject, you will have a critical appreciation of the context, dynamics and outcomes of law and social policy, and will have honed your skills by formulating you own policy proposal.
- Seminar Exercises (equivalent of 500 words) Delivered as group work in seminars across the semester, with the first conducted in week 2. (10%)
- One 1500-word research essay (40%)
- One 1500-word policy proposal (40%)
- One group presentation (equivalent of 500 words) with individual reflections on contributions. (10%)
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