The Criminal Justice System
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- 28 Jun 2021
- 25 Oct 2021
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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
No eligibility requirements
- 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).
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This foundation subject provides an introduction to the organisation, policies, practices and institutions that constitute the Criminal Justice System. Broadly, this subject takes a scholarly, but more specifically a criminological approach towards the Criminal Justice System. Substantial areas of investigation include 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 subject is delivered through a combination of traditional and problem-based teaching methods. The subject provides a foundation for study in criminology and the social sciences more generally. This subject will require attendance at a local court session to conduct observation of a criminal matter.
Court Observation. 1800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO): 1-4 Online Quiz. 1000 words Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO): 1-4 Take Home Exam. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO): 1-4.
- Court Observation (40%)
- Online Quiz (20%)
- Take Home Exam (40%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology
Palmer, D., De Lint, W. and Dalton, D.
Next study term: 24 Oct 21 to 04 Feb 22
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