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Sentencing, Imprisonment and Social Inequality

Undergraduate | LTU-LST2SCR | 2024

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Sentencing, Imprisonment and Social Inequality

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Identify key aims and processes involved in sentencing in contemporary Australia.
    2. Assess the impact of legal, social, economic and political factors upon sentencing and imprisonment.
    3. Assess the extent to which imprisonment and community supervision achieve sentencing aims, reduce crime and enhance community safety.
    4. Communicate in a clear, well informed and critically engaged manner about sentencing, imprisonment and social inequality.

Entry requirements


Pre-requisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of Level one subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed LST2PIC (Punishment In Context), or LST3PIC (Punishment In Context) 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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