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.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
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. Students 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 students will question how justice can be pursued, observed or fail in our topics. The subject will be relevant to those seeking to work in the criminal justice and legal system, human services (including social work) and the health care system. We 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
- Portfolio and Oral Presentation (40%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 28 May 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.
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