Corrections: Offender Rehabilitation and Desistance
Your upfront cost: $0
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify concepts, apply knowledge, and practise skills to effectively work and communicate with adverse group of offenders.
- Appraise the current theories underpinning correctional practice.
- Explore and evaluate ethical practice in offender management approaches.
- Discuss the complex factors that have an impact on offender desistance.
- Conduct and evaluate theoretically-informed offender risk assessments.
- Corrections - role and function
- People who commit crime
- What works? Assessing risk, need, responsivity
- Rehabilitation, treatment and intervention
- Community corrections and parole
- Working with offenders
- Trauma, ethics and humane treatment
- What helps? Strength-based approaches
- Desistance, recovery and reintegration
- International corrections
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This course examines the role, function and approach of orrectional ervices agencies in Australia. Explore theory, policies, processes, and practices that assist correctional ervices agencies in their delivery of a range of services to assist rehabilitation and reduce recidivism.
You’ll study the ethical and humane treatment of prisoner management and the significance of trauma in offenders’ lives. This is a very practical course where you’ll be able to apply the knowledge and skills you acquire directly to a corrections context.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
- Continuous assessment (60%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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