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The Criminal Justice System
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- 26 Jun 2023
- 23 Oct 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the key institutions and policies of the Criminal Justice System;
identify and examine the social forces and social controls that transform policies and institutions of the Criminal Justice System, with the ability to transmit this knowledge to others;
apply basic theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the sociology of crime; and
competently apply a range of basic research skills and analytical techniques in written form.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects moodle site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period
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- 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).
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This foundation unit provides you with an introduction to the organisation, policies, practices and institutions that constitute the Australian Criminal Justice System. Broadly, this unit takes a scholarly and criminological approach towards the Australian Criminal Justice System. You will be investigating the substantial areas of the justice system including policing, court structures, the Rule of Law, the role of the coroner, sentencing and punishment, transnational policing, wrongful convictions, forensic expert witnesses, crime prevention and case studies. The unit is delivered through a combination of traditional and problem-based teaching methods. The unit provides you with a foundation for study in criminology and the social sciences more generally.
Court Observation. 1800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Quiz. 1000 words Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Court Observation (40%)
- Online Quiz (20%)
- Take Home Exam (40%)
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