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Equity and Justice?
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- critically evaluate the links between social problems and criminal activity;
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of how legislative, judicial, and administrative systems define and respond to social problems;
- use autonomy and judgement to critically analyse the assumptions on which social problems are based and the solutions that are created by society;
- provide evidence of effective research and information searching skills;
- use appropriate disciplinary styles and conventions of academic writing; and
- communicate ideas and arguments effectively and coherently.
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Equity and justice are important issues for good functioning societies. This subject explores how issues are identified as social and crime 'problems' and how such categorisation influences the search for solutions, justice and social order. You will investigate various social issues (such as economic inequality; health and substance problems; family problems; culture, race, ethnicity and marginalisation; sexuality and gender inequality; and social control) and their connection to crime and victimisation. 'Justice' is a key theme throughout the trimester and you will question how justice can be pursued, observed, and how it can fail, in our topics. The subject will be relevant to you if you are seeking a career in the criminal justice and legal system, human services (including social work) and the health care system. You will investigate examples from Australian context along with the international context for comparison.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Portfolio and Oral Presentation: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Assessment 3 Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- Quiz/Quizzes (20%)
- Portfolio and Oral Presentation (40%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
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