Juvenile Justice and Child Protection
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- develop and demonstrate a foundational knowledge of the legal and psychosocial issues involved in practice with children and young people;
- utilise a practical knowledge of law relevant to those who work in child protection and juvenile justice;
- critically reflect upon policy issues raised by child protection and juvenile justice law;
- utilise skills in research, comprehension, reasoning and writing required for ethical practice in juvenile justice and child protection;
- understand juvenile justice and child protection; and
- comprehend and apply ethical frameworks for practice with vulnerable families, as well as children and young people.
- 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 the Bachelor of Criminology. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - 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).
- Software requirements - 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
- Other requirements -
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 introduces students to the legal principles which underpin two important areas which impact on children, the child protection and juvenile justice systems. The historical evolution of child protection and juvenile justice will be examined and models of child protection and juvenile justice will be explored. Students will then examine and critically evaluate the relevant legislation in Australia which regulates both child protection and juvenile justice. International comparisons will be made where relevant. The experiences of those involved in these systems are examined. While the subject seeks to make connections between the two areas, the first half of the subject will focus on juvenile justice and the second half on child protection law.
Assessment 1 Written assessment: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 2 Assessment 2 Written assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Assessment 3 Take home exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- Written assessment (20%)
- Written Assessment (30%)
- Take home exam (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
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