Drawing on your knowledge of Australian and international criminal justice practices and policies, formulate solutions to real-world crime problems. With a focus on police, courts and corrective services, evaluate current crime reduction strategies.
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Critically analyse, evaluate and compare a range of applied criminological practices and policies
- Apply a synthesised understanding of contemporary criminology theories to explain the development of criminal issues of domestic or transnational significance
- Employ independent research skills and disciplinary knowledge to evaluate domestic and transnational criminal issues
- Effectively communicate advanced disciplinary knowledge in both written and oral formats
- Effectively analyse and evaluate national and international criminal justice policy.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics will be provided in the study materials.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
The subject was formerly known as PICX889 Applied Criminology Practice and Policy
This subject offers an invaluable scholarly perspective to analyse the effectiveness of contemporary criminal justice practice and policies. This unit enables students to develop a criminological understanding of the operation of various facets of the criminal justice system, particularly police, courts and corrective services. Students will critically evaluate crime reduction and prevention strategies currently employed both in Australia and overseas, and will formulate practical and effective solutions to real-world contemporary crime problems. This includes using official crime information and data to present and report on policy outcomes and agendas. Students will be able to critically understand the structure and functioning of the criminal justice system, evaluate criminal justice policies, design and develop crime prevention and reduction strategies.
- Weekly participation (10%)
- Data critique (25%)
- Policy brief 2 (25%)
- Essay (40%)